Tumblr isn’t letting me reblog this, because it’s an answer to a question and Tumblr is severely flawed. It’s an excellent post and I agree with all of it.
Just wanted to add that it really bothers me when people talk about improv as a dead end, or about how improv won’t pay the bills, or even about how improv is OK as part of the equation but that you also have to write.
I too am offended when people look to improv as a means to an end. Improv is about being in the moment, not manipulation for your own gain. I really want to repost the following quote from Will’s original post:
Road to nowhere! Good heavens. I mean, ALL ROADS LEAD NOWHERE. Try not to think about that. Spend your days in love with what you’re doing as much as fucking possible and thank the stars for your chances to do that. Be nice and honest and brave and hopeful and then let it go.
And let’s leave on this.