We want to introduce you to the people who make UIG great. Look for new interviews each week.
Meet one of our freshest first year members, Habba M.!
How long have you been improvising?
Definitely not long enough (2 years).
How long have you been involved with the UIG?
What or who got you interested in improv?
The fact that I wanted to improve my conversational skills and become more spontaneous was a small factor in my decision to join. In reality, I had heard about the rad parties and wanted in on the action.
What is something most people don't know about UIG?
It's all an inside job. We actually have our dialogue prepared before our scenes, with people infiltrating the audience to give us the suggestions we want. We also have spies sent throughout the world, to pick up the best ideas for the scenes. We have infiltrated the highest spheres of entertainment and government with our undercover agents.
What is the best part about being a member of UIG?
As aforementioned, the rad parties, duh.
Are there are scenes or lines that have stuck with you?
"Hey everyone, could we get a location for our scene please".
What advice would you give someone interested in trying improv?
If you have ever lied to anyone in your life, you are qualified to improvise, and in my eyes, qualified=expert. Since you're an expert, you shouldn't waste your talent, because talent=big $$, obviously, and in this job market, you can't afford to miss any opportunity to make some change.
Why should someone come to a UIG show?
Because I'll be there *wink *wink.
The UIG is a diverse group: what is your field of study/work/interest outside of improv?
I'm currently in science (biology and physics) with plans to bio-engineer man-droids that will throw the sickest parties on the block. Until then, I'm sticking to the UIG parties.
I also knit/crochet, drink tea, and sit in my rocking chair planning my dastardly plans.
Anything else you want to add?
Once you come to an improv show, you won't be able to resist from coming to another one, and another one, and another one, and another one, so JUST DO IT.