How epic was this Friday’s Improv Fallout?! The house was absolutely packed. There was a line-up to get in. A line-up! People came from out of town (read: another country) to see the show, to laugh with us and to celebrate.
The support from the community in Niagara has been absolutely incredible, and I mean that. Because I know what it’s like to put on a show, and to have it fall flat with low support from community. I know what that feels like when you put on a show that you think people will really enjoy, you assemble a great cast, and the concept for the show is really interesting, then for months, nobody shows.
Because I know what that’s like, and because I know how much the cast of Improv Fallout actually cares about getting up there and doing their best, supporting one another, and putting in the effort, judgement-free and enthusiastic, that’s why I feel a whole year of Improv Fallout is nothing short of a triumph.
That’s why I feel honoured when new audience members come to check us out. That’s why I feel proud when audiences return time and again.
This cast is an ensemble. They have grown together. They lift one another up.
No pretence. No competition. They prioritize learning, growing, friendship and in-so-doing, they make funny, funny magic.
I feel lucky to be a part of it.
Photos by Erica Sherwood. Except the one OF her. Who took that one?