I also do sketch and improv at the UCB Theatre, and you can also see me improvising or acting in other sketch shows or plays around the city. Check out my other sites:http://laversusny.tumblr.com http://inthebutt.tumblr.com http://sarahclaspell.tumblr.com
What I value about the improv community is that it’s a community. It’s certainly competitive. Everybody is ambitious and wants to get ahead and succeed, but the nature of the scene is predicated on not singular exceptionalism but ensemble. I feel that ethos is what makes the improv world a very collaborative world.
It’s no mistake that I get a lot more jobs now that my friends are in positions to run their own shows. Everybody in our world is always looking out for each other. There are certainly those people for whom it’s all about them, but those are few and far between in the improv world. It’s more about teams, whether it’s a sketch group or an improv team, everything is based on the ensemble. That began then and continues now.”