This weekend I've been performing at the Forever Now festival with Good Luck, Barbara! and ComedySportz Berlin. Forever Now is a festival that "celebrates transformation" and we were asked to perform as part of the "inter-act" component. It's always fun/interesting/tough performing for new audiences who have no idea what to expect from improv. The first day, for example, we warmed up the audience by playing tag with them. We got the feeling they wanted to participate a little more actively. So we indulged.
I also got the chance to take a workshop with Tara and Rance, two wonderful improvisers from Chicago, who currently work out of IO. They also performed two nights at the festival with a show called "Here", a two person musical improv. Normally, I'm not much of a musical fan but this is so worth it. As they themselves said, the show has to stand on its own, even without the "gimmick" or the music, and this one certainly does. It's even more impressive that the music is fantastic.