A fun class with three new people attending. I always like having beginners, because it forces us to go back to basics, and gives the more experienced folks the challenge of really supporting a fellow player who may be struggling. One of those improv basics - Save your fellow actor, don't worry about the piece. I planned on taking some pictures for the new website (still in process) and even brought my camera. After warning everyone that I'd be taking shots, I promptly forgot the whole thing and never even brought the camera out. Drat - next time.

My favorite line of the night came during a 5 letter word scene. The suggested word was CRUDE and at one point Allegra used the line Unctuous Bastard! For everyones edification, I got the following defintion from Dictionary.com

unc�tu�ous (ngkch-s) adj.

  1. Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness: �the unctuous, complacent court composer who is consumed with envy and self-loathing� (Rhoda Koenig).
  2. Having the quality or characteristics of oil or ointment; slippery.
  3. Containing or composed of oil or fat.
  4. Abundant in organic materials; soft and rich: unctuous soil.

We learn so much from our fellow improvisors.