The Theatrical Journalist

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Eight Ways To Be Good With The Improv

People and Chairs

Wherever you are on your improv journey, these tips can help you get more joy.

1. Support the shit out of each other.

Photo © Kevin Thom Photo © Kevin Thom

When someone makes a move, be the first to support it. Don’t wait to figure out what they’re doing, just respond.

Match their energy, heighten the move, scene paint, narrate…anything to add to it. It should look like you knew the move was coming, and love the idea. Move as a team.

Sometimes support means knowing when to edit. Your gut always knows when it’s time, so don’t hesitate if it’s telling you to sweep.

And support doesn’t stop with your team.

Attending other people’s shows adds your energy to the room, not to mention the show. Even better, bring friends and family from outside the community to share the experience.

And why not buy your favourite improviser a beer after the show?…

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