As Hurricane Irma came barreling towards Florida, I traveled north to perform at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. My foray into comedy – both sketch and musical improv – has been a recent creative journey. Over the last year, I’ve been part of the cast of “Millennial Fresh” with the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe and “When X Meets Y” at Florida Studio Theatre Improv.
Millennial Fresh has been a real treat, performing with some new faces and exploring the world of sketch comedy – similar to my theatrical background but with it’s own set of rules and rewards. The ever elusive laugh is the new applause, and finding it is nothing less than joyful.
Then, I’ve been learning the art of musical improv thanks to Florida Studio Theatre and some amazing teachers like Chris Friday and Will Luera. After graduating from class and joining the professional cast, I made my festival debut at the SRQ Improv Festival last July. I then took it up a notch by traveling north to the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. BCAF is a multidisciplinary comedy extravaganza featuring sketch, standup, and improv comedy with artists from around the globe. I got to perform with some incredible improv artists and overcome my own improv demons in the process.
So please watch and enjoy my three days of vlogs as we escaped the clutches of Irma for a weekend of laughter and an “just okay” time.
I travel north with my husband, Jonathan, barely escaping Hurricane Irma as we get acquainted with Boston, hang with my cast, and make ourselves at home in our AirBnB.
It’s time for me to jump right in as I perform in my first show of the festival with improv veterans, Ali Reed and Joey James.
I gear up for not one but two performances, facing my improv fears and finding out that “just okay” is pretty freaking amazing! (warning, some adult language!)
Full Performance from Day Three Musical Improv
Want to see it all? Watch this video for the full production.