I can’t believe it. My teacher, who was an actual groundling, told me I’m good enough, she told me she can see me in the next level right now. She says I have solid characters, funny information, and strong improv skills.
I’m going to retake intermediate so that I can be at the top of my game when I go into advanced next summer after I graduate, and she thinks that’s a good idea because I could always stand to get better with character work.
I told her not to pass me if she doesn’t think I’m good enough, and she still passed me. I’m trying not to spin into the negative, like, what if she was really on the fence, what if she only passed me because she knew I was going to retake it anyway…
But I can’t go negative. This is a huge deal. She wouldn’t have passed me if she didn’t want to, if she didn’t think I was good enough or funny enough. She could have just made me repeat, like she knew I was going to, and let that teacher pass or fail me.
But she passed me. I passed. I’m in advanced improv at THE GROUNDLINGS. I feel so shocked and happy and validated.