Improvisation

  1. What is Improvisation?

    -Acting _______.
    without a script
  2. Rules of Improvisation:

    -Every scene must have a ____, ____, and ____.
    - The _______ is the most crucial part of the improv. Try to keep _____ to your premise until a good foundation is set. 
                  a. Establish _______
                  b. Establish _______
                  c. Establish _______
    • -Beginning, middle, and end
    • -Beginning
    •        a. Characters
    •        b. Conflict
    •        c. Relationships
  3. Rules of Improvisation: __________

    -Use and define _________ given. 
    -If you are at a bus stop, BELIEVE IT!, Act like your given occupation and use any ________.
    • NO BLOCKING OR DENYING
    •     - all suggestions
    •     - given relationship
  4. Rules of Improvisation: ____________

    -High energy and ________ make the best characters.
          -Become the character through gestures, facial expressions, and actions. Help bring the audience into the improv. 
    • MAKE IT INTERESTING AND COMMIT 
    •          -commitment
  5. Rules of Improvisation: _________

    - ________ start a scene with a question.
    - When you ask a question, you're _______ onto a scene.
    - It also puts TOO much pressure on your _________ to keep it going!
    -Feed you partner and s/he will feed you. This is not stand up comedy, you are ________. Give your partner something s/he can use.
    - ___________ and NEVER SAY NO!
    • NO QUESTIONS! AND CONTRIBUTE!
    •       - Do Not
    •       - not adding
    •       - scene partner
    •       - part of a team 
    •       - s/he can use
    •       - Say Yes AND!
  6. Rules of Improvisation: ___________

    -_______ for someone else to start.
    - A pause is a sign of thinking.
    - Improvisation requires ___________.
    • DON'T THINK JUST ACT
    •         -Never wait
    •         -no thought, just action
  7. Rules of Improvisation: ___________

    - Learn to ______ in an improv.
    - Learn to ______ in an improv.
    • NO DRIVING
    •         -lead
    •         -follow
  8. Rules of Improvisation: 

    - Everything does not have to be _____. Scenes can have serious or topical meaning. ___________ a joke.
    - No "______"
          -Body fluids or functions, swear words, sexual or racial humor.
    • KEEP IT CLEAN!
    •          - funny
    •          - Do not force
    •          - "dirty humor"
  9. Rules of Improvisation:

    - If you have an idea that you think won't work, ______, it might!
    - Take risks, always ______ yourself.
    - ____________ on a scene. Always finish what you start.
    • TAKE RISKS AND CHALLENGE YOURSELF
    •       - try it
    •       - challenge
    •       - Never give up
  10. Rules of Improvisation: In a Nutshell:

    1. _______ 
    2. _______
    3. _______
    4. _______
    5. _______
    • 1. NO BLOCKING (rejecting info or ideas by another play), no denying.
    • 2. YES AND ALWAYS, contribute to the scene. (Never Say No)
    • 3. NO OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS, that force your partner to be the creative one on the spot. 
    • 4. NO DRIVING, don't constantly dictate the direction of the scene. Let it unfold together.
    • 5. LISTEN AND REACT, to what your partner is saying.
Author
dearmaria1
ID
342488
Card Set
Improvisation
Description
April O'Neil: Oh, Casey, hi. Casey Jones: Hi? I look like I just called Mike Tyson a sissy and all you can say is "Hi"? April O'Neil: You don't need an ambulance, do you? Casey Jones: No, but... April O'Neil: Just shut up and kiss me, OK? I got a report to do. Casey Jones: I love it when you're pushy. April O'Neil: Yeah? [they kiss]
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