For George Mason University senior communication major Morgan Smalley, doing improv is about more than creating something out of almost nothing. It has given her more confidence in the classroom.
“One thing that improv has helped me with when it comes to schoolwork is getting the courage to just start,” said Smalley, who is also president of the Mason Improv Association. “Often with essay writing, it can be difficult to get that first sentence on paper. It feels like it has to be perfect. Improv has helped me accept that perfectionism is not always the way to go.”