Here’s an effort to identify some of the common elements that make short-form what it is.
Tag Archives: Structure
Game Library: “Chapters”
“Chapters” mixes up the order of the dramatic action in a dynamic and challenging way.
“S” is for “Shape of Show”
“Shape of Show” combines both past learnt wisdom with current in-the-moment discoveries.
“N” is for “Narrative”
This entry articulates some helpful qualities for a strong improvised narrative or story.
Game Library: “Tag-Team Song”
Some thoughts on a short-form improv mainstay, “Tag-Team Song.”
“L” is for “Looking Backwards”
“Looking Backwards” (but not with anger) provides a fruitful way to find the path forward.
Game Library: “La Ronde”
“La Ronde” provides a user-friendly frame for exploring complex characters and relationships.
“L” is for “Long-Form”
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…
“H” is for “Hosting”
The last improv “H” is for “Hosting” – that critical fellow improviser that can make or break a short- or long-form experience.
“D” is for “Deviser”
Some musings on the multi-faceted nature of crafting original improvisational productions and concepts. What are common functions that the improv “maker” takes on?