Finding Friends and Freedom in Improv

Finding freedom and friends in improv with Aaron Casarrubias

Finding friends and freedom in an improv class is something that is both unexpected and wonderful. When improv helps in unexpected ways, the surprise, the gratitude these are the gifts that we love to see in our students. Aaron is one of our students that you can tell improv has impacted his life in ways he wasn’t expecting.

In His Own Words

You show up, be yourself that’s all pretty much anyone asks of you here.

I really needed something like this in my life that I never really, that eluded me for so long. I’m just glad I’m here.

I used to be somewhat indecisive, but as of late I’ve been making decisions that I usually wouldn’t be making. That are decisive. I just kinda went for it. And I’m really glad I did because I met some really amazing friends.

Expect a lot of fun. Expect a lot of understanding. A lot of activities you’re maybe not used to but your soul probably needs. Just having fun and being in the moment, how freeing it is. You get to be a little bit looser, a little bit more freeing, you get to be a little bit more of yourself.

For just a couple hours, minutes I get to be outside of my head, and help my friends, be relied upon. I think that’s probably just the feeling of being somebody else, being outside of my head having the liberty to do that and having the friends that they rely on me, I rely on them.  Yeah.

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