Improv Jam – Thursday 30 April 2015

This week’s jam: Genesis 1-10

This week’s jam is brought to you by: Parky

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

The creation of the Earth goes on for another 20 verses or so while He made the seed-bearing plants, living creatures, birds, night and day, livestock and mankind. And, at the end of it, everything existed.

In many ways, improv scenes are like the book of Genesis. Once something has been said or done in a scene/game, it exists in perpetuity, for eternity. You can’t undo what has been done (well, not without sending down a big flood, but we shan’t concern ourselves with that here).

So, this week’s jam is all about making sure that we accept the reality that has been created in a scene and not to deny it. Adam didn’t say “That’s not the sun – that’s a giant satsuma”, did he? And Eve didn’t deny the existence of the humble Braeburn when offered to her.

So, through scenes and games we will learn to accept the joy of creation and accepting our newfound reality. And if you don’t, I will ring the bell so hard your ears will hurt. Just as He would want.

Thursday 30th April 2015

7.30pm – 9.30pm
The Corner
8 Stoney St

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