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…
“Theme Scenes” encourages a more emotionally grounded and nuanced style of improvisational play well-suited to both short- and long-form expeditions.
In 2005 I began a collaboration with the Office of Rollins Explorations designed to bring a fully improvised orientation show to the incoming class of students. We called the resulting format ImprOvientation. The production has become a campus mainstay. The title, on the other hand… no one ever uses.
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.
Take a peek inside the inner workings of my first long-form Fringe production, E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One. This entry includes my latest addition to the ImprovDr Game Library, “Fluid Sculptures.”