I Had a Transcendent Improv Experience

I’ve had a number of great improv moments, but it usually feels like a lucky dice roll. Not last week. 1 great lesson really hit for me last week during a practice. 

Don’t cut just because you have an idea
Ideas are weird things that boil inside of me and need to get out. I don’t know why I’m built like that. But you don’t need a lot of ideas for great improv scenes to happen. While a scene can appear to drag slightly, let the scene develop before you cut it. Cutting a scene too early risks your chances of ruining the rest of the production. 

For me, this lesson applies to any media. Don’t cut the scene just because you have a new scene in mind. Let the scene go where it needs to go first.