What can the art of improvisation teach us about how to life a good life? Holly Laurent met Bart years ago as a college student when both of them were Christians, and now they find each other both living in Los Angeles after 20 years. Holly is an actor, a writer, a teacher and an improviser. She was a member of the Second City mainstage in Chicago, has many TV and film credits and can currently be seen at iO West and elsewhere.
In this episode, Bart and Holly talk about how to use improv to become more self-aware, to gain empathy and to explore the psychological and emotional thresholds we all have. Holly talks about playing by the rules and how to move beyond rule-based living. She also tells the story of auditioning for Saturday Night Live a few years ago, and what she learned from the experience.
Holly’s website can be found HERE. The website of the iO West Theater is HERE.