Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jennifer Ferguson

Every memory with the Impromaniacs is a great one. I remember the day I came back and "auditioned" again after a few years away. I walked in the room and was welcomed with open arms. I remember we were all standing in a circle and you said that I didn't have to audition again because I could sing. I had always been confident in my abilities but had never felt so appreciated for it. Coming back to the Impromaniacs was like coming home from a long trip. I walked into an amazing group of people who I could call my friends and family.

I remember my final show. Standing up on stage with some of my best friends. Putting my heart on my sleeve and leaving my mind blank to live in the moment. I lived every scene that night and was so moved by the emotions that were displayed. I don't remember anything that happened in the show I just remember it being my best show. It was one of the saddest moments in my life and one of the happiest. Even now it brings tears to my eyes.
Because of my time in the Impromaniacs I have managed to make so much more of my life. I am now teaching improv to local youth. I have been nominated for an award in my community for the work I do with Kids. I am much more confident in the board room because I know there is nothing that gets said that can throw me. There is nothing more shocking that what gets said on a stage. You learn to react with sincerity and confidence.
I don't know what else to say other than I wouldn't be who I am today if I had never joined Impromaniacs, I also wouldn't have met Graham, and wouldn't be as outgoing and confident as I am. I owe a lot to the Impromaniacs.

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