108: REBROADCAST - Rita Boersma, On Story Truth
Rita Boersma has been with me since the beginning. Literally! She was my first guest way back in 2014 - and I thought it was time to bring her back to the forefront. Why? Because Rita is someone who brings her talent and insight so beautifully to her creations that I'm often in awe of what she can do. She is brilliant and funny - as a writer, a speaker, a coach and an improviser. And together, we've made some cool stuff. So if you're new to us here at This Moved Me and haven't gone all the way back to the beginning - enjoy this little gem... the sound system wasn't up to par; the equipment was mediocre; but the conversation was rich. Enjoy!
"I had to have that script so in me, and know the language I was going to use or I wouldn’t have made it through. The words were my safety net." ~@RiteMarie on @ThisMovedMe
On the show, we talked about:
- Rita’s Purpose as a speaker
- Story Truth Vs. Happening Truth
- On mastering the balance of content you’ve scripted and letting go in the delivery
- The power of comedy
- On how difficult subject matter impacts the process and delivery…
“I can’t get up there and lie to them… not because they shouldn’t believe this, but that they shouldn’t believe it from me." ~@RiteMarie on @ThisMovedMe
RESOURCES & LINKS
- You can find Rita on Twitter at @ritemaria, or catch her performing at various places throughout the Twin Cities, including HUGE Theater and Comedy Sportz.
- Chris Bliss' TED talk
- Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried,which he calls – “The truest war story that never actually happened.”
- A Million Little Pieces – and Oprah being upset because the Memoir’s story truth wasn’t happening truth.
- Lying, by Lauren Slater, where she uses epilepsy as a metaphor to explain how she feels.
Not deep, but really sweet: Lip Dub “I think I want to marry you” Engagement video… love it, until the end, when he asks her. Then I think we should all leave so they can be alone. ?