Love explosion (East London) - your two minutes of fame!

  • November 10, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This improvisation show is free in every sense of the word and open to people of any experience, included non at all. We will be celebrating collective courage and playfulness in an open-stage celebration of chance encounters with interlaced (improvised) music.

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What happen?

Everyone puts their name in the hat. The host pulls two names out.

Those two people get up on stage. They choose a suggestion offered by the audience.

Lights go out. A Beat. Lights go up.

The scene begins, then unfolds through a series of offers and responses. Two minutes - lights out. Scene over.

New names. New scene. And so on.

Your duties:

Accept all offers, respect your partner and make them look good; choose moving the scene forward over ego; contribute and let go of control over outcomes.

Your bill of rights:

Freedom to flail.

The world trains us to be so structured in our thinking that many people feel extremely uncomfortable and self-conscious in any situation that might remotely involve "flailing." And yet the creative mind revels in flailing, as long as we can stay with it long enough to have some fun.

Freedom to fail.

With the non-stop demand and competition of the Age of Complexity we are under constant pressure to perform. In feeling the freedom to fail, we learn to flow with it as part of the creative process.

Freedom to Flop. To find a place in life where it is okay to look hapless, have a brain freeze and then just move on is an amazing thing. This is the closest we can get to full-on acceptance of our flawed self because it happens in front of a group of people who will applaud the effort. And who want your support when it happens to them.

Freedom To Flounder. It feels natural to follow the familiar, and to go in new directions feels wrong, fearful, even shame-inducing. So we flounder in order to break things up. We learn to tolerate the discomfort through the group's acceptance. We discover the scene by being in it, just as we are. Just as we discover the gifts hidden within mistakes and missteps by accepting and mining them for meaning.

The people who show up will remind you that showing up in life is a creative choice. They will be grateful for your openness and humanity. They will thank you for playing.

Every second Sunday of the month at the Sebright Arms. Your two minutes of love and fame.

Most of the above was authored by Jude Treder-Wolff

you can find it and more in her blog: livesinprogressnewsletter.blogspot.com

Logo: Marc Blanco

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  • James J.

    Brilliant night - wish it was more regular...

    November 11, 2013

  • JD

    Did anyone take pics...???

    November 11, 2013

  • Lena M.

    I walked around trying to find the place for an hour before I gave up... Hope you guys had a great time!

    November 10, 2013

    • Remy B.

      Sorry to hear that Lena. Ask in shops next time?

      November 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was great fun!!

    November 10, 2013

  • Catherine K.

    Remy is a great host.

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Maria E.

    Hi... I'am new to the group and I'd love to go tomorrow...
    Can someone tell me if there is a bus going from Bethenal Green tube station??? Thank you :)

    November 9, 2013

    • Amelia

      Thank you!

      November 10, 2013

    • JD

      Have fun you two...:)

      November 10, 2013

  • JD

    This is gonna take me completely out of my comfort zone...!!! But I love it...!!! Lets do this...!!!

    November 10, 2013

  • Fikile

    So sorry. Have a cold !

    November 10, 2013

  • Amelia

    Excited to get back into acting again (after about 10years-eek). Anyone else coming alone?

    October 24, 2013

    • Amelia

      Phew! you guys have helped to reduce some nervousness :)

      November 5, 2013

    • Nichola T

      Nothing to be nervous about.....just remember to shout out Super all the time!!!

      November 5, 2013

  • Nichola T

    Be my third time and very addictive I love it!!!

    November 4, 2013

  • JD

    This is gonna take me completely out of my comfort zone...!!! But I love it...!!! Lets do this...!!!

    October 28, 2013

  • Charlene G.

    Looking forward to this!

    September 4, 2013

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