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)
"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"