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 Florida. He keeps searching for better stories to tell, even if he has to make them up himself. His latest novel, THE AGENCY, is now available on
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