Friends and community, our beloved Laura Derry will be leaving active membership at BATS Improv and joining the esteemed ranks of BATS Improv alumni! We wish her the very best in what comes next for her and take this opportunity to reflect on the incredible gifts she gave to this community.
We are in our final days of 2020. And while I think we have the power and opportunity to make healthy changes any dang day of the year, there's something significant about the start of a new year that seems to provide us a chance to make intentional choices. So, If you are looking to meet the new year in a spirit of positivity, joy, connection, generosity, and engagement, learning the mindsets and skills of an improviser is a GREAT way to do it.
My word of 2020 is Gratitude. Gratitude for the things that weren't wrong this year. Gratitude for the ways I continually feel the support of the people around me. And Gratitude for YOU, our community, for showing up, showing love, and keeping us afloat. Gratitude is where I turn when I find myself overwhelmed by frustration, sadness, or anger that things are the way they are.
Good friends of BATS, the days are getting shorter and the reasons to stay snuggled at home are multiplying. But don't you worry - we have got you covered this holiday season! Shows, parties and single-session classes will keep your improv spirit alive and cheering through the end of the year. We hope you will join us!