This ImprovDr entry explores the important distinction between self-conscious Mugging and more deliberately crafted theatrical moments that might look the same at first glance.
As Del Close aptly noted, “The actor’s business is to justify…”
“Corpsing” or “Breaking” can add to the playful fun of improv, but depending on the tone and goals of your venue, these scenic ruptures may also come at a cost.
Some improv schools embrace a playful form of “Commenting” but I’ve generally found that it deflates the energy of our scene work.
This may be a less widely used term but “C” is for “Cartooning” examines a common improv trap when it comes to getting details to the stage.
It’s time to take a look at the improv sin of gagging…