Just took a master class with Mary Lou Belli this past weekend – two days, a zillion comedy scenes, filmed 3-camera and lighting fast. Fast, funny, furious. SUCH a great experience.
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Back in the long form program. If I’d waited any longer, I’d have had to repeat LF1! 🙂 It’s great to be back. UCB is fun, but SC is home.
Well, after having to take a term off at Second City – turns out they’re not offering the course I need this next term. I feel weird not being in class, so I’m going to side-step over to UCB this term. Improv 101 starting today!
End-of-class LongForm 1 performance. Gonna miss this bunch! Have to take a little time off, again.
Last night I hit a major milestone: I graduated from the Second City conservatory. (And I got the t-shirt to prove it). 🙂
I am incredibly proud of having made it all the way through. When I started in January of 2013, when I looked around the room of Improv 1 students, and tried to figure out who in the room would go all the way through the program … I had pegged so many of them. I was not in that list. I didn’t expect to continue to Improv 2.
Yet strangely, most of those people I figured would make it all the way through didn’t even last the seven weeks of Improv 1. And though I was dragged kicking and screaming into it … I just kept going. Until I graduated.
Even with my years of theatre experience, I have never experienced anything like the creation of a sketch show. Where you don’t really have the lineup finalized til tech (the day before). Where a week or two ago you weren’t even sure you had a show. And yet … here it is. With an amazing cast (I’ve heard Con5 horror stories, and I’m quite sure I won the lottery with these guys) and a director who always knew we had a show, somewhere in the rubble.
Note: There’s also a musical number. You really shouldn’t miss it. Mondays @ 9 through December 15.
I’m not gonna lie, it was rough! But I figure if we follow the adage about a bad dress rehearsal …. Also notable: today was the last day of class. I’ve been coming to classes here since January ’13! Seems so crazy that I’ll be graduating this December. 🙂
Oh yeah, we’re not just a 5B show any more, we’re named … “Selfie Defense”. It was the second of three hour-long shows … inching our way towards our opening. I know sketches I like won’t make it in; it’s the nature of the beast. I also feel like it went by so fast, there just wasn’t enough time! Ack!
Our first hour-long show (gulp!) Our director is away at a gig out of the country, so our sub – who’s been great – assures us that this sense of “we can’t possibly be ready” is, in fact, normal.
Home from vacation, and almost immediately have our first show! Still feels like we’re a lifetime away from a finished show.