They were really wierd. Odd. Random. But it works. And they were extremely good actors. No wonder they've a pilot for MTV.
After riding the high of watching Edmond Bulldogs, there was all-star Micetro. And it was AWESOME. The energy of watching improv, when there are mostly improvisers in a crowded house, is just wonderful. And competitive improv too! The audience was so unruly, it was great.
I took three workshops yesterday:
Erika May & Bob McNichol: Patient Scenework. It was good, and Erika told me she felt so proud of Austin, because of how we did at that workshop.
Karen Herr (Goga): Co-ed improv. It was interesting. And she is a blunt but good director. Though, I've had 2 people tell me that they didn't like their shows.
Asaf Ronen (Imp, yesand.com): Directing improv. This one was fun. Even though I got yet another feedback to be an "asshole" on stage. And when I tried I was still a "nice asshole". Before, Mick Napier had also said that I should be more aggressive. Sigh. I'm thinking on this. And I think it's good advice in a limited way. I'm tired of watching chicago scenes with conflict and arguments. Sometimes it's nice to see the story progress because people agree. And negative scenes shouldn't be 90% of all improv you see.
I actually went to the after party, because of all the high I got from micetro. And was there till 5:30 am. I'm skipping Dave Buckman's class. And have not time for a good lunch before Rafe Chase's (3 for all) workshop.
Overall, yesterday was a very good improv day.