FEATURING: I Love Improv! with Trent Dozier
We're so proud of all of our member shows and teams. And in this series, we're going to check in with them to see how the experience has been so far.
Every show, Trent welcomes an improvisor guest to do what they both love - talk about and do improv!
Read what Trent had to say about his experience:
How long have you been a part of Trident?
Me, personally, I believe I started a month into Trident's inception, but it feels like I've been here since Day 1! As for the show itself, we premiered on July 15th, 2021.
What initially drew you to Trident?
Trident started during the pandemic, and during the pandemic, I was just lacking a creative outlet. Val is someone I knew and respected, and with her at the helm, Trident felt like a perfect way to get my creativity flowing again. And I was right!
What was the inspiration / origin story for your show?
I love improv so much (hence the title of the show!), and I missed being able to do it, and I was already doing a podcast for Trident (The Tournament Podcast!), so I felt comfortable in a podcasting space, so it was just a perfect storm for all these elements to come together and coalesce into this show!
What is your favorite part of the experience of putting up your show?
I love getting to improvise with people who I love and respect as improvisors. It's great because those people range from some of my closest friends in the world, to some folks I've only talked to a handful of times previously, but we all share a bond, and it's improv! Getting to play with people like that for an hour is a true joy for me.
What is a memory from working on the show that stands out to you?
Honestly, the best part of this show for me has been Val. Getting to work directly with her has been fun and easy, but also just getting to go from casual friends to actual friends has felt very rewarding.
Also, on the Emily Walters episode of the show, the first line she says in our improv set is "Congrats on the new titties, girl!" And boy, I think about that probably once a week. Still makes me laugh every time!
What are you most proud of about the show?
I think I'm most proud of growing the audience. It's been a slow, slow, slow process, and we're far from where I want to be, but I'm happy with the growth we've shown thus far.
What is something you learned through the process of producing your show?
I think the biggest thing I learned is that I love producing. When I lived in Chicago, I produced quite a few live shows, and I loved doing it. During the pandemic, I was missing the ability to perform live in front of a crowd, but through producing this show, I also realized that I really missed that too! So it was a nice affirmation and reminder that my skills and my passions aren't just limited to performing.
What is something you are looking forward to about your show?
You might be able to see this answer coming, but I look forward to doing improv and talking about improv with improvisors I love and respect!
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