Improv is exciting, it’s fun and it is a great laugh and with all of that going on sometimes it can be hard to focus. However when you are in a scene, whether it is in the rehearsal space or on the stage, this can be the difference between a good scene and a mediocre scene.
Here are a few things that you can do:
Keep your head in the scene: When there are distractions such as the audience it can be really hard to focus but try and keep your mind set on the scene and what is happening as it can really elevate what is happening in the narrative.
Listen: This is by far one of the most important skills and if you listen to your scene partners then that means it is half of the work of the scene done.
Remember names – It may sound simple but it is oe of the most difficult things to do. Try and remember the names of your scene partners and what they have established in the scene. It will mean the audience will be highly impressed and it will make the scene come alive.
These are only a few things but remember, it can be hard to focus so don’t feel bad if it happens it occurs to the best of us.
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