Here’s a quick interview with Prescott Gaylord from the Baltimore Improv Group about his upcoming master class at Improv Wins 2013, 2:00-5:00p Saturday February 23rd at TNM Main Stage. Sign up for the workshop here.
Yes, that is Prescott’s torso in the photo above, we promise.
What do you enjoy most about the Improvised Play format?
One of the coolest things to me about improv is pretending to do things that you are not actually doing, in as real a way as possible. Taken one step further, an improvised play is a whole event (an improv show) that is pretending to be something it is not (a scripted play). I find this to be badass. In ‘Unscripted’ we really strive to make the experience as close as possible for the audience as going to a play. We have one full story, programs, props, costumes, and lighting cues that play like a play. We just don’t know any of them beforehand. It is like going to an improv show where the input shouted out was “full two act play” and we just play it.