In case you haven’t heard, next week I’m conducting a very cool workshop for voice actors:
It’s equally valuable for copywriters, comedy writers and radio personalities. (It won’t help much with voice tracking.)
Why improv? Especially “my” version of improv?
For me, improvisation is discovering reality where moments ago there was nothing.
That sounds New Age-y until you realize that’s what we experience constantly in our lives. We’re minding our own business, something happens, we react, and now we’re “fully committed” to a new “scene.”
We don’t have to pretend; we don’t even have to try. It just happens. All we need to do is be conscious, pay attention, and respond to life.
If you decide to join us, don’t worry about “being funny.” All you’ll need to do is “be real.” And you are real, aren’t you?
Admittedly, improvisation is scary. Notice how terrified those guys are?
(Photos taken from an abbreviated workshop version I conducted at our last Radio Production Summit.)