It’s worthwhile exploring “Endowment Circle” if you routinely find yourself assuming one-dimensional or simplistic characters and relationships on stage.
“ImprOvientation” was developed as an original long-form to welcome new students to college. “Story Hot Spot” is an exercise that develops the personal story-telling skills that so deeply inform this semi-autobiographical style of performance.
“Theme Scenes” encourages a more emotionally grounded and nuanced style of improvisational play well-suited to both short- and long-form expeditions.
“Verbal Freeze Tag” exercises helpful editing, listening and creativity skills.
The “Sequence Game” offers a way to brainstorm or refresh material before embarking on style-based or dramaturgically informed work.
Although the frame can seem a little complex at first glance, “Fantasy Scene” is well worth the time allowing a wonderful variety of tone and content.
“Obstacle Race” features both opportunities for heightened physicality work (for the athletes) and sharp expert skills (for the commentators). On your mark, get set, go…
This game provides an effective way of launching into strong and definitive scene work in either long- or short-form modalities. If you’re looking to add some more variety or style into your play, “Prologue” could be just the ticket.
“Da Doo Ron Ron” is both a jaunty short-form decider as well as a charming narrative song game although I, sadly, rarely see the second played in shows.
“Should’ve Said” playfully provides characters with that rare opportunity to have a second (or perhaps third…) chance.