One think that makes good performers good is confidence. So much of performance is just selling whatever you are doing as if you believe in it 100%. Look at karaoke. You can be a pretty mediocre singer, but if you stand up there and give it all of your heart, the audience will be with you. If you are tentative, you will fall flat.
For whatever reasons, I have spent a lot of my improv time being tentative, never quite believing in myself. For whatever reason I've started to get over that.
I had three great shows thins weekend. I can't say that moves I was making were that different from the moves I would have made a year ago... but I just wasn't second guessing them.
Anywhozits, TYR had a great send of show for Casey on Friday. Patient and confident. And I got to do a Twilight Zone scene, which always makes me happy. Nicole & Chris had a great set on Saturday at Action Pals. An incredibly simple monoscene with and incredibly simple game but layered with lovely fun to play patterns. I find working with Nicole so effortless. And then Saturday at midnight was Howarts Improvisation Society that went awesome and was just a hoot. For a show with 15 people (often on stage all at the same time), all with magic wands, it was amazingly controlled. Just a fun fun show. The audience seemed to like it.
So, yeah. I'm feeling pretty good. (An, hell, that was only the good improv things...)