“High Card” provides a revealing all-play experience that unpacks the nuances of status
You may have heard the oft-quoted adage of “show don’t tell” on the improv stage, but what does that actually mean and how do you do it?
Psssst… here are some thoughts on “Secrets” and improv.
The one and only “Q” in this journey through the “A” to “Z” of improv considers the role of questions and when and how they can be more a blessing than a curse.
Considering the versatile dramatic conceit that is “Asides…”
If you’re looking for a way to amp up the emotional voracity of your characters, look no further… I give you “Mantras.”
By stripping away our ability to use our everyday language, and replacing our speech acts with gibberish, we often unlock the ability to say more by ironically saying (much) less.
The central technique of “Angel and Devil” adds vibrancy to long-form pieces while also operating well as a stand-alone short-form game or skills building exercise in a workshop setting.
A game ripe with musical potential, “Inner Monosong” probably ranks amongst my top ten favorite short-form games. Is it in your current repertory?
Here’s a format that’s well-suited to upending a reliance on the spoken word: “Gibberish Scene.”