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I have thought about this for a long time but have never signed up. I have bad social anxiety and some attention issues/going mentally blank from anxiety. 

1. Has anyone done this for therapetic reasons? 

2. Anyone brave enough to make a contract between us, if I do it, you will too? It would mean the world to me to have a buddy.

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i do a lot of casual improv-type comedy with my sister, and i've been in a handful of stage productions. i've always wanted to join a improv troupe, but i've never found one that works really well with my schedule. rural area problems, haha. i find it alleviates anxiety to be in a space where you're supposed to be off-the-wall and silly and say whatever comes to mind. i'm of the overthinking/ruminating type of anxiety, so it's freeing to me. as for the performing part of it, when i'm in front of people, i feel like they're not judging me as a person, but rather the product i'm giving them, be it a show or a speech or whatever. somehow that makes my social anxiety disappear. i get really into whatever i'm doing in front of a crowd. it's an odd paradox -- i have social anxiety, but i'm a good public speaker and an entertaining performer. i become a different person onstage, and find that lots of other people have similar experiences.

i love improv. i hope you enjoy the show and have fun in the group!

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