in life and on the stage manners as a set of edicts will carry us well enough. You’ll be able to amble through a scene effectively enough by following the flow chart of what to say and when. However, to really get at something special? That takes listening. It takes patience and understanding.
-it adds up and you’ve gone out on a journey somewhere new, somewhere wonderful.
In 1879, a postman Ferdinand Cheval was struck by the qualities of a random stone he tripped on while on his mail route.
While most of my improv class is hilarious, there’s one person there who isn’t, but she may be the most important.
It’s a challenge to not just be funny, it’s a challenge to be better.
A mentor, on the other hand, is trying to help their protege/mentee find the thing they want to be, and to push them toward that thing. I believe that’s best done by asking questions, but listening, and encouraging.
It’s been a busy week and Optional Irony drew the short straw. Lesson of life…