This exercise ably demonstrates the importance of clear objectives and tactics in our scripted and non-scripted scene work. And it’s my 200th post to boot!
What are you fighting for as your characters on the improv stage?
This ImprovDr Game Library addition provides a way to workshop first steps and how to find new ways to approach launching ask-fors that might have become a little stale or predictable.
Getting an improv scene off to a promising start can prove quite challenging. “Initiation” examines some best practices to help in this endeavor.
Are you fully exploiting all the gifts your performance environments can offer?
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.
This “Freeze Tag” variation has the benefit of an outside caller’s eye shaping and pacing the action.
Are you priming your scene work with strong specifics and CROW elements? If you’ve studied Spolin-derived approaches, you might know this as the WWW.
“C” is for “Character” offers some strategies for shaking yourself out of unhelpful patterns that might be restricting your work and play.
“B” is for “Balance” examines four different definitions of this important improv concept.