“if there isn’t a fake moustache at some point, I’ve wasted everyone’s time.”
“There’s an adage about improv that I use when I teach: ‘All you have in improv is the floor and your scene partner.’ And now, in solo improv, all I have is the floor!”
“I’ve noticed that characters are most believable — and therefore most engaging — as well as easiest to play, when the performance is coming from some real place, which may or may not lead to laughter.”
“I want to have a balance of bringing in the tropes, but also modernizing them. I don’t want to just bring in the stereotypes without considering how far we’ve come when it comes to gender roles, what modern relationships look like, etc.”
“We are both drawn to strong characters with a definite point of view. We pay attention to each other, the whole person, words, postures and expressions.”
“When I do stand up, I get frustrated that I can’t do emotional character work. And when I do improv, I get frustrated that I can’t do my witty observations about all the different books and DVDs on minimalism.”
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