On 2008-04-21, Emily wrote:
Vincent, what are you smoking? "100% of the time"? What do you call Forge theory but formalization of things people are or have done informally?
Marshall: Awesome, thank you. I've had strong feelings about improv that mirror your experience.
And Mo, it's clear that people can gain that kind of group mind, or shared feel for it and become good—but improv in the absence of structure is so hard—I at least find it very non-intuitive. It is a discipline that I could certainly work to find mastery of. But I find improv within structure so very much more satisfying and doable—that I don't know if I will put in the time to become a master of the strict or straight improv. I am more tempted to work with different structures. (I hope that came across with no judgement—very much none is intended. I respect good improv'rs but I don't expect I'll become one.)