Perform without rehearsals.
"...Soon, though, I became a little bored. Not with the performing, but with the rehearsing. I felt like rehearsals were the same thing over and over. I was pretty selfish back then; I wanted the feeling I got when I performed without the repeititious work of the rehearsals. Performing without rehearsals, was there such a thing?" - Mick Napier in his book Improvise. Scene from the Inside Out
Have everything you say matter.
"...A player knows that anything he says on stage will be immediately accepted by his fellow players and treated as if it were the most scintillating idea ever offered to maknind. His partner then adds on to his idea, and moment by moment the two of them have created a scene that neither of them had planned..." Charna Halpern in her book Truth in Comedy.
"...You have to be a pretty stubborn person to remain an artist in this culture. It's easy to play the role of 'artist,' but actually to create something means going against one's education..." Keith Johnstone in Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre
Live without fear.
"...The essential cause of our suffering and anxiety is ignorance of the nature of reality and craving and clinging to something illusory. That is referred to as ego, and the gasoline in the vehicle of ego is fear..." Judith Lief for the Shambala Sun
Whether you are an actor or simply a person who wants to become more effective in matters of the head and heart, improvisation is a terrific way to open up, hone listenting and verbal skills and be fully present.
Level 1 classes start this week. Register by phone (323) 962-7560 and get a $50 discount.