It’s a new year and January is all about starting a new venture, a fresh perspective and a different start. It is also a time when many people will make new years resolutions. Everyone looks at new years resolutions as a bad thing because they believe it is a strict set of rules that you have to live by and other people think of them as pointless.
I don’t believe that resolutions should be something that you follow strictly as a set of rules, I think it should be something positive you should aim to achieve in the year but also at the same time not pressure yourself.
This is why I have decided that this year I am going to have a few resolutions for improv, not to put pressure on myself but to help self develop an an improviser. Since I do improv so much, it is nice to set a few development idea to try and create new ideology.
So, here are my three improv resolutions for this year:
I love doing character but it is always something that can be developed and built on to make it better and that is something I want to focus on to make my character choices bolder and more creative and effective.
- Challenging myself more
It is easy to stay in your comfort zone when you do improv so this year I want to challenge myself – this means taking on characters or decisions I wouldn’t normally do.
- Incoporating music
I have been playing keyboard since I was three and guitar since I was seventeen but I have never really played in public a lot because I get really nervous. About 50% of Punders have trained in musical Improv and we want to incorporate a few games into our show. So this year I want to try and face the nervousness head on.
What are your improv resolutions?