It’s Say Day. A chance for improvisers to show our gratitude for the teachers, mentors, teammates, friends, and classmates we’ve had the joy of knowing, playing with, and watching perform. Wherever you are, we hope you take a moment to think about and thank someone who’s played a role in your improv journey or community. We’d like to thank our readers, guest writers, and everyone we’ve interviewed over the past five years, and a special thank you TJ Jagodowski for creating Say Day.
TJ & Dave On Gift Giving
David: To behave consistently and reasonably is the gift. If someone comes up to me and says I’m their cousin with one arm – that’s not a gift. That doesn’t have anything to do with anything.
TJ: It’s like, “Sister Theresa, everyone here at the convent has heard about your abortion.”
David: Yeah. That’s not a gift. That’s a sentence I have to serve.
From Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ & Dave Book by T.J. Jagodowski and David Pasquesi with Pam Victor