Now, I haven't been a Drama person since elementary school, when I was given a non-speaking role in the school play. It ticked me off, and I realized then that I wasn't really that good of an actor. Not in front of people. As a writer, I have to be able to act, to step into someone else's shoes and take that perspective into the book. But you don't write with an audience right there staring at you. It's different. Plus, you can edit books, fix up the perspective if you mess up. You can't exactly go back and edit a performance.
But my Dramarama friend here, she was convinced that I should come to this thing called "Improv Club". It was at five on Mondays and Wednesdays, it had something to do with acting fast, and some of my other music friends were in it, that was all I knew. That was just enough to get me there one Wednesday evening, and pretty much, the rest was history.
I actually really liked it.
Now, I'm still not into going up and doing improv myself, although I have done so, but it is the best thing ever to watch. Such a great creative environment. To see these people just walk up and make up things off the top of their heads, funny things, interesting things--it's fantastic. Genius storytelling in seconds.
I only wish I could make up a story so fast.