Yesterday was my first day of Level 1 at iO. My teacher was doing something for Second City so we had Craig Uhler as a sub. He was absolutely incredible though. All my fears were quelled very quickly.
Those fears were fears I was afraid to admit because I knew they were cocky. My fears were basically that I wasn't going to learn anything new and that I would be bored. Well, the first day of class I can't say that I really learned anything new. But, something happened to me, and I did the best scene work of my improv career. We were doing the excercise, the argument. To the uninitiated, basically these are scenes where the scenarios are meant to lead to arguments. The idea of the scene is to not argue, but instead to be supportive of your scene partner how ever you can. Both of the scenes I did, I felt better about than anything I've done scenically in a long time.
I really look forward to going back next Sunday.
I'm alone all next week, July 4th-12th, if anyone has anything fun to do, let me know.