Levity Improv Comedy delighted a hefty audience last month with its premier production of improvisational theater under the trees at the Grizzly Peak Winery in Ashland. I visited with director Lyda Woods and troupe members Cynthia Rogan, Mig Windows and Jeffrey Hayes, and we reminisced about the exuberant evening.
LW: I really like improv because it teaches me to be a better person. Some of the guidelines are: You’re trying to say “yes” as often as you can. And it’s important to be openhearted, to be kindhearted, to be lighthearted, to be really available and supportive of your teammates, and really in the moment. And those are all things I’d like to be in my life. The other thing is that it encourages me to fail big. When I do improv, I’m always trying to get myself to take the risk, and that means risking failure.