I’ve long held the belief that the difference between top performers/shows at any given theater aren’t that different from one another, no matter how much the philosophy differs.
A lot of times students of improv wanna battle over the “right” way to do it or what improv “should” be and that’s just a drag. So tiring. Who the fuck cares? If there IS a “right” way it “should” be done, then it’s a dead artform, incapable of growing into something new, and I reject that idea. Instead, there are preferences and approaches that differ, and, as a student, the more you can understand those differences, the more you’ll be able to figure out what YOUR preferred voice and style will be.
It’s only through our feelings that we know who people are and what drives them. Actions definitely dictate, but it’s our feelings that, you know, that’s the steam in the engine.”
Dan Pavatich on a note he received from iO instructor Jason Chin. More on the latest Improview.