My approach is to “jump in”. I mean to say that I don’t want to think about it. I trust myself to listen and to build on what’s given. I also trust whoever is on stage; you have to.
Is there anything in particular that you find informs or inspires your scenework?
Depends on what show I am doing, but I try to use what I see and hear everyday. I like to observe people and use them. I have a long list of beings that dwell within me. I don’t know if that’s good or bad, but I use them for stage. Mood will always inform me.
I try to relax. I try to clear my thoughts and allow myself to just be open. Wow, I should study Kung-Fu or something. The best thing is to breathe and be present. That works good for life too, but I can only do it on stage. Which is why I love to be on stage.
What is something that’s proven to be a significant challenge in improving your work?
Getting over myself is the biggest challenge. Simply put, I ain’t all that and I should work harder.
What advice would you give to those who are new to improv?
If you are having FUN, then you are on the right path. Be brave, you won’t regret it.