“Scene Painting” serves as the first improv “S” and refers to the craft of bringing the stage to life with little more than your descriptive words.
Working in pairs, players create original stories based on randomly generated images.
Players must work together closely to overcome the inherent challenges posed by Word at a Time Crime.
This game requires a little rolling around on the floor but, if you’re physically up for it, “Pop-Up Story Book” can unlock delightfully whimsical stories.
This entry articulates some helpful qualities for a strong improvised narrative or story.
Some thoughts on a short-form improv mainstay, “Tag-Team Song.”
For such a widely used term in Western improv circles, it can be challenging to get your arms around an inclusive and helpful definition of “Long-Form” improvisation. Here’s an effort to do just that…
Open eyes… and peek into the inner workings of “Freeze Frame.”
This narrative exercise deploys the foundational storytelling techniques of advancing and extending.
The last improv “E” is for “Extending,” the critical practice of imbuing our stories with specificity and, subsequently, interest.