WORD is the Word
Guest put up by Tami Kamin Meyer
As I sort this, I (Tami) am starting my second week of Omicron. At least I feel it’s Omicron. Despite “enjoying” a myriad of signs for at the very least every week, the outcomes of my pharmaceutically-administered COVID take a look at learn “negative.”
Despite the uncertainty of the take a look at, one thing “positive” did occur to me in December, one thing writing-associated. I’m extraordinarily proud to share it, so I recognize this venue for spreading the information.
A little bit of background
I’ve been concerned with The Nest, an improv comedy theatre in Columbus for almost three years. My fantastic, longtime boyfriend and I used to attend reveals there, and we created many fond reminiscences. It was his Christmas present in December 2018 of the first degree of improv comedy courses at The Nest that led me to me to develop into part of that unimaginable group. It has since develop into an enormous a part of me, too.
Unfortunately, simply two weeks after I started my top notch, in May 2019, I discovered my expensive Brad useless in the bathe of our Manhattan lodge room. We had traveled to NYC to have a good time our sixth anniversary of assembly (and relationship, as a result of ours was that uncommon ‘Love at First Sight’ story that started the second we met).
Despite the unspeakable shock I used to be in following Brad’s premature demise, I returned to my improv class its subsequent assembly. It was extremely troublesome to open the similar entrance door to the Nest that Brad and I had walked via a number of occasions to see improv reveals, however I persevered. I had to. Brad would have needed me to.
Heads turned once I walked into the theater turned classroom. Everyone knew what had occurred in my life only a week earlier than. Our trainer, who occurred to be somebody from the native improv scene Brad and I adored, embraced me deeply. I cried. He cried. Others got here up and touched my shoulders in a present of help. It was a deeply touching second ceaselessly etched in my coronary heart.
Fast ahead to December 2021, and the thrilling information I obtained from The Nest.
One of the longest operating reveals at The Nest is really not improv-primarily based. It is WORD Live Literature & True Tales. As a author, WORD is considered one of my favourite performances at The Nest as a result of it focuses on actual tales. Storytellers are invited to share a real story with viewers members primarily based on the present’s theme. I personally have introduced at WORD thrice, so I do know it each as a presenter and attendee.
And, in 2022, I might be producing its quarterly incarnations! Just as thrilling is the girl chosen to host the present is my closest “Nesty,” as we improvisers at the theatre are lovingly referred to. Brad would have been so pleased for me and happy with me, so this implies simply that rather more to me.
In the February difficulty of WNC, I’ll reveal the theme of WORD’s March present. Storytellers might be invited to volunteer to current at the occasion. Hopefully, so many of us will volunteer that Jodie and I should slender down the variety of storytellers chosen to carry out (storytellers will know effectively prematurely if they’re being requested to take part).
If you have got any questions on WORD, or The Nest, or writing, and even Omicron, please be at liberty to e-mail me at wr[email protected]. I’ll be pleased to listen to from you!
In the meantime, right here’s to a shiny, thrilling, productive, joyful and HEALTHY y2K22.