The One About… Acting Without A Net…

There was an old joke about improvisational acting – Improv is acting without a net, and Annette is often quite annoyed about it.

Yes, a bad pun. But sometimes, Improv is about bad puns, but also about making the unreal real – it’s about offering and sharing – communication between performers – sharing on the fly, building between, being open to offerings that make what you create on stage a harmony. It’s as close to jazz as acting ever gets.

If working off a script is a symphony, then improv is jazz. And just as not everyone can be a classical violinist, not everyone can be Charlie Parker. Just as not everyone can be Meryl Streep, they also can’t be Wayne Brady.

This weekend (11/11/17), I get to be just a little bit of Wayne Brady. Except, of course, I’m not black. Or tall. Or anywhere that good looking.

Improvmania-mainI had promised it would take something awesome to drag me out of the retirement rocker. Improv is pretty awesome. Paul Ortigoni and his I Am 50 Million organization is VERY awesome. Combine the two, and there I am. ImprovMania29 (Yes, he’s been doing these a while now) in Winter Springs, FL.

Tickets here. Veterans Day 2017, so Active Duty and Vets get in free.

Even Annette.

About D. G. Speirs

D.G. Speirs is a storyteller, novelist and voice actor living in central Florida. He keeps searching for better stories to tell, even if he has to make them up himself. His latest novel, TRIANGLE: WILDCARD, is now available on
This entry was posted in Improv, Performing, personal and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.