“I have no idea what I’m doing.”
It was a thought that sat right smack in the front of my 19-year-old mind as I, a credulous improv comedy “actor," woodenly blurped random sequences of words to the blank, slightly pitying faces of the audience before me. Needless to say, I am no longer an improv comedy actor. And needless to say, it can be tough to know what to do when you don’t know what to expect next.
Lucky for me and more than sixty YNPNers facing a dour and uncertain 2012, last Friday’s Nonprofit Forecast event was both portent and panacea as the sage words of Sheila Smith (Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts) and Marcia Avner (Senior Fellow at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits) were unpacked and reimagined through the art of improv by the fine fellows of the Theater of Public Policy.
Cited as one of YNPN-TC’s best events ever by a number of folks, you were a fool to miss the show. But you can recoup by catching the highlights below! Would that my 19-year-old self only have had such a chance.