For July we are very excited to be able to go behind the scenes of the new improv team on the block, Don’t Mess. Don’t Mess is a global all women and non-binary improv team and their shows explore the world of zoom meetings because who knew there could be so much fun that could be created from this world! All this week we are getting to meet a different member of the team, today we talk to M.J
Player Profile – M.J
Hello how long have you been improvising?
How did you get into improv?
A friend was taking a class and asked me to go with her. We were in middle school.
What is your favourite style of improv and why?
All forms for different reasons.
Who are your top 5 favourite improvisers and why?
Will Hines – he’s a master.
What is your favourite warm up game?
I am a tree.
Favourite short form game?
What’s on your t-shirt?
What are the three top tips anyone has ever taught you in improv?
Listen, react, don’t need to say much.
In no more than 5 words, what advice would you give them?
You know what you’re doing.
How would you describe your personal sort of improv?
Giving, responding, adding.
Describe each member of Don’t Mess in one word.
Monica – fun. Sarah – committed. Fiona – brave. Simone – grounded. Karla – characters. Brenna – present. Llaura – giving.