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)
"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"