This entry guides you to a plethora of helpful techniques that can help you go beyond “wearing your character lightly.”
Tag Archives: Subtext
Game Library: “Text/Subtext”
Unlock the fun (and challenge) of shifting quickly between your text and subtext.
“S” is for “Subtext”
I like your shoes.
Game Library: “High Card”
“High Card” provides a revealing all-play experience that unpacks the nuances of status
“S” is for “Showing”
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?
“S” is for “Secrets”
Psssst… here are some thoughts on “Secrets” and improv.
“Q” is for “Questions”
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.
Game Library: “Asides”
Considering the versatile dramatic conceit that is “Asides…”
Game Library: “Mantras”
If you’re looking for a way to amp up the emotional voracity of your characters, look no further… I give you “Mantras.”
“G” is for “Gibberish”
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.