One of the amazing things about playing TheatreSports in front of a live audience twice a week is that the rules and philosophy of improv become a way of living. Yesterday was a double dose of TheatreSports because we performed at a school in the morning and our regular Monday night at The Intimate.
The thing with performing improv and getting ‘in the flow’ is that it is the most present you can be. You have to live fully and completely in the moment, responding to what happens, unable to anticipate the future or dictate it. It requires trust; of your fellow players, as well as the self confidence to initiate stuff and to wait to see what happens. It relies heavily on the audience and not only their suggestions but also their energy. And when that ‘flow’ thing happens there is such a tangible feeling of magical potential.
Imagine if everyday life felt like that.