I did improv for 3 years in high school and jumped back into it again this past September! So just over 3 (non-consecutive) years.
How long have you been involved with the UIG?
This is my first year with the UIG!
What or who got you interested in improv?
I wanted to try something new.
What is something most people don't know about UIG?
Most people don't know that the UIG is actually the raddest group on campus!
What is something most people don't know about you?
I played violin for 6 long years in my childhood.
What is the best part about being a member of UIG?
The best part of being a member of UIG is meeting and working with INCREDIBLY creative individuals. It also bring so much JOY into your life. I mean, what's possibly better than evoking an emotional response from an audience? (Spoiler alert: Nothing!)
Are there scenes or lines that have stuck with you?
I have this beautiful habit of forgetting all the fine deets as soon as a scene ends so unfortunately, I have nothing.
What do you consider your greatest achievement, either on or off the stage?
Thanks to my "yes, and..." can-do attitude I crowd surfed for the first time at my favourite band's concert. 11/10, would recommend. Achievement unlocked, as the kids say. I haven't crowd surfed at an improv show (yet), but who knows, ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN!
What advice would you give someone interested in trying improv?
Trust yourself and roll with the punches!
What is your field of study/work/interest outside of improv?
I'm currently in my 3rd year of Civil Engineering (Environmental Option).
Anything else you want to add?
Just a quick PSA: Poutine is the best food group in the world.