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Sometimes when you walk onto stage, it is easy just to jump on as a normal person and then build up your characters persona when you are on stage. Sometimes it is easy to forget that you could actually walk on stage as a character and use your body to create the persona and not … Continue reading Improv Corner – Watch Where You Are Walking
This week in the Improv Diaries, I discussed techniques that were used to train in the area of Characters. I thought I would go into more depth on this weeks Improv Corner about one of the exercises I thought worked really well and is something that I recommend others to do to get into character … Continue reading Improv Corner – A New Use For Caricatures…
Sometimes in improv you have to be an animal - whether it's a tiger, frog, elephant or rabbit sometimes it is vital to be an animal to get the best out of a character or to understand a scene. There are many warm up exercises that you can do to really get into either character … Continue reading Improv Corner – Be An Animal!
If there is one thing that is important in improv - especially in short form improv, then it is the use of emotion. With any sort of improv, you have a very short moment to make a story strong and intriguing for the audience and the use of emotion can be a very powerful thing … Continue reading Improv Corner – More Emotion
Sometimes in a show, you can be presented with bad suggestions from the audience - if you are lucky enough, you will get more then one suggestion so that you can do a scene with the one that sounds better or you feel is a better option, however, sometimes that sadly isn't the case and … Continue reading Improv Corner – Dealing with Bad Suggestions
There is a saying in improv that if you put a bunch of improvisers in a car then they are not going to go anywhere - and this can happen in scenes. What this means to people who do not improvise is that sometimes when you do a scene you can spend a lot of … Continue reading Improv Corner – Pushing Scenes Forward