It was an improv show, so it doesn't even pay much.
The giant invisible bigfoot was supposed to be picking me up and throwing me against a tree, so I couldn't half-ass it. I screamed and bounced my body off the back of the stage. As soon, as I bounced off, I knew I was going to fall into the metal banister of the stairway that leads up to the backstage area.
Being tall and gangly, I learned a lot about falling when I was young. I could bounce back from the banister, which would hurt my leg less but risk me bouncing my unprotected head off the concrete of the stage, or I could let the force of my bounce carry me over the banister and onto the carpeted stairs. I chose to go forward because I could use my hands to slow my fall.
After my knee hit the banister, hard, I flipped over it. That part didn't hurt, I cushioned my upper body with my arms, but my knee was already throbbing.
frogboy29, who was narrating the story, actually mimed a remote control and said, "Pause." Then, he walked over to the side of the stage to make sure I was ok. When he saw that I was, he pressed play and the show started again.
I did the rest of that show and then a Theatresports show after that. My knee was a little stiff, but not that bad. Today, it's throbbing and bruised.
The next time a bigfoot is picking me up and throwing me against a tree trunk, it's going to be a lot less impressive.
mallymalcontent bloodied his sock playing a tap dancer in an earlier show and jeremyrichards fell off the stage in the same show I did. He did it quietly and managed to kick an audience member in the process. Just a little bit.