Since then, I’ve looked forward to Friday every week (even more than usual).
Our teacher, David Siegel is a genius. He’s a stickler for the rules (and there are a lot of them). He’s been tough on us even though we were only a 101 class. And I’ve appreciated every note he’s given me.
Saturday afternoon, we had our graduation show at the UCB East theatre. I wasn’t nervous until Saturday morning. I managed to calm my nerves, but then I got to the theatre and saw how nervous everyone else was. Still, right before my group went on stage, when everyone else was taking deep breaths (which made me more nervous), I managed to clear my head and just do it.
And the show was awesome. Not awesome in a seasoned performer kind of way, but super awesome for a 101 class. And I felt that I gave as good a performance on stage in front of people as I ever did in class, and that’s all I can ask for.
So, on to 201! Can’t stop me now that I’m a star.
Now, the majority of you are going to shut this idea down immediately, but seriously, for your own good: take Improv 101. Your hometown has a class. People have been telling me to take it for years, and I’ve been afraid of being embarrassed. Now I just wish I had taken it years ago.