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The Shared Experience of Absurdity

 

Charlie Todd causes bizarre, hilarious, and unexpected public scenes: Seventy synchronized dancers in storefront windows, “ghostbusters” running through the New York Public Library, and the annual no-pants subway ride. At TEDxBloomington he showed how his group, Improv Everywhere, uses these scenes to bring people together and as I see it make people smile and laugh.

One of the many things I took away from his talk is how as kids we are encouraged to play and nothing is thought of it, but as adults we don’t play as much. I hope this shared experience will not only make you smile, but remind you to put some play into your life.

I also encourage you to check out the Improv Everywhere website. It has videos of all of their missions (as they are described) and all are worth a look. So sit back on this Friday and share a laugh.

Yours in sharing absurdity
Dawn