Been having a blast of a time the last couple of weekends. The brilliant, effusive, energetic and wildly talented Megan Choritz has been running a Theatresports training workshop. I was fortunate to meet Megan at an audition a few months back, then chanced onto her blog, where I noticed the scheduled workshop. A few false starts later, and here we are: a bunch of 20 or so people, varied in ages and backgrounds, learning the crazy, exhilarating art of improvisation.
It’s been a learning curve for all of us, I think, and a brilliant lesson in the art of working together, saying YES in an unfettered and utterly open, present and creative way. Not unlike meditation, in some ways. Just without sore sitting bones, because you’re constantly jumping up to save a scene. And making gorgeous, entertaining little gobbets of performance. And occasionally failing. But spectacularly. Loving it.
Oh – and if you find yourself seeking an entirely entertaining evening, the Theatresports people perform Monday nights at Hiddingh campus and Tuesday nights at Kalk Bay. Go check them out!