I love acting - but hate improv.
That was the first tool in my healing emotionally - learning to express others' emotions led to being willing to start feeling my own again.
But I needed the safety of a script. I needed to know what to expect and how I should react.
Now I have gone several steps further and also write scripts and direct. I guess I have control issues!
Interesting sidebar - in my last production, I had a boy with Tourette's syndrome. He was a talented actor - and amazingly - his tics did not show up when he was acting. It was a very morale - boosting experience for him.
He and I still find improv scary - too unpredictable - though it apparently works for others - like you.
Edited by traveler (08/13/13 02:58 AM)
We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9