“Game of the Scene” refers to the source of interest or dynamism that – given sufficient attention – can blossom into a site of joy and entertainment.
To gag or not to gag…?
I’m wrapping up the “Fs” with “Freshness” and some thoughts on how to keep old improv games and frames alive and enticing.
It’s time to put the spotlight on “Focus” and some simple ways to enable elegant “games of catch” in the words of the incomparable Gilda Radner.
A consideration of when to run towards fear on the improv stage and when to apply the breaks…
The last improv “E” is for “Extending,” the critical practice of imbuing our stories with specificity and, subsequently, interest.
The persona of the “Expert” has a lot to offer in terms of confidence, precision and crafting our characters from a place of strength.
Some musings on the age-old improv question of “Should I stay or should I go now…””
If you catch yourself committing an improv act of “Erasure,” this ImprovDr entry offers some paths forward for making amends.
Are you fully exploiting all the gifts your performance environments can offer?