Lots has happened.
New Voices went off well. There were hitches. Grief went as I envisioned it.
You're Never Alone was enjoyed by the audience. It was a one joke monologue... with lots of little jokes. It's not something I'm ashamed of, but I don't consider it award worthy.
Friday, went to Umass to watch the shows. Arrived at half hour late. It was interesting because the professional Chicago troupe, Bossley, was doing a very entertaining set, yet the audience was relatively passive. The audience Friday was, overall, pretty dead.
Friday was the GI reunion show. Ton of performers. Ok sized audience.
The show itself served its purpose, that being a nostalgic night with old people. Improv-wise, the show was absolutely wretched; if I was a stranger who paid to watch it, I'd have asked for my money back. But the show wasn't about the show, it was about the reunion.
Television is 30 interlaced frames per second. That means every other line is drawn on the screen, 60 times per second. It's complicated. What's important is that movies are 24 frames per second (and it isn't interlaced).
Last night I posted to Yes And's message board, asking what to do if my partner gives a lot of exposition. I wanted to know if it's alright to say "Why did you just ask that?" My worry was, it's a cheap way of not making it about the thing they expositioned about.
Originally, I was going to take Data Mining with professor Ruiz. I didn't particularly like AI, and the first day of class reminded me I probably wouldn't like Data Mining. Now, I'm taking an ISP with Professor Ward on Graphics Scripting (in MEL, Maya Embedded Language).
Today was my class at IB. I was 5 minutes late due to a backed-up tollbooth, so I miseed the warmup. Normally I'm skeptical of warmups, but I think it would have helped today. I wasn't as comitted as I could have been. Still, I learned, and it was productive.
Today was the start of my Level III class at ImprovBoston. I'm pretty exited. Not just over the content, but also the people. Based on today's work, they seem to be fun to play with. Fun people make improv fun. Unfun people make the most technically proficient improv abhorant.
The workshops run by Will Leura and Mat Gagne were great. Definately reminded me of important, important things I'd forgot.
The shows were great. Big variety of acts. Saturday was definately a personal showcase night for me. Before intermission, Empty Set went on. I called cues, and the show went off without a hitch, to a great response.
To understand a program you must become both the machine and the program.