Here’s an exercise to help pace heightening moves when exploring the game of a scene.
It’s worthwhile exploring “Endowment Circle” if you routinely find yourself assuming one-dimensional or simplistic characters and relationships on stage.
“Theme Scenes” encourages a more emotionally grounded and nuanced style of improvisational play well-suited to both short- and long-form expeditions.
This “Freeze Tag” variation has the benefit of an outside caller’s eye shaping and pacing the action.
The latest addition to the ImprovDr Game Library, “Sculptor Pairs” is a Boal-inspired exercise that allows players to work closely together to explore personal themes and experiences.
This exercise has an uncanny way of revealing all-too-human behaviors while also challenging players to engage in a variety of skillful tactics. Let’s explore “Alliances.”
Take a box of Gibberish, add a dash of a hidden occupation, a cup of complementary action, and season liberally with energized physicality and you’ve got the delightful recipe for “Gibberish Job Mime!”
This exercise explores the art of calmly being ourselves and trusting that the material will come: meet “Player Interview!”
“Character Walk” is an all-play low-stakes exploratory exercise that allows players to get some reps in making quick instinctive and embodied character choices.
If your text and subtext are often one and the same, perhaps you could benefit from taking a moment to “Stop! Think!”