Love explosion - your two minutes of fame!

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.

 

What happen?

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

Those two people get up on stage. If they want, they can 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 Friday 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the evening very much - I met and worked with some amazing people; Everyone in the audience stepped up to perform, which can only mean it was a safe, supportive and well moderated space for people to take risks - oh, and lots of fun! Definitely returning for more .......

    June 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great evening, and thanks to Remy for being such a great host and putting everyone at ease! So fun, look forward to next month.

    June 9, 2012

  • Remy B.

    Another fab night full of beautiful things :-)

    June 9, 2012

  • Kevin N.

    Terrific experience. Can't wait for the next event. I went as an observer, not expecting to participate, but was really thrilled to have the chance. Kevin Nash

    June 9, 2012

  • Rethabile

    ...a massive wow full of laughter. Absolutely amazing group of individuals creating a positive and welcoming experience - loved it :-D

    June 8, 2012

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