Improv Can Make You  #12NTCimprov   @mbaizmanhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/scorpio58/4067099731
What is improvisational theater?Short form                                                                        Long for...
It’s all made up…Why are there “rules?”
BUILD on Ideas: Yes…AND     http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Building_under_construction,_Banks,_Lancashire.JPG
Make your partner(s)    look good!    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Knife_fork_and_spoon.svg
http://www.doobybrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/redundant-clock.jpgFocus on the HERE and NOW
Always be listening!
Look beyond the words!  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASmiling_Bhutanese_school_children.jpg
There are no mistakes!http://www.awesomeshirt.com/assets/Uploads/zoom-10.gif
Be okay with the UNKNOWN
LET’S ALL TRY IT!       Stand up.  Point at something.     Say what it is.Point at something else.     Say what it is.
Keep Going!
LET’S TRY IT AGAIN!      Slight twist:  Point at something.  Say the first thing  that comes to mind.Repeat with new things.
Keep Going!
How did that feel?• Was it “hard”? Why?• Did you make rules? (opposites,  colors, qualities, anything)• Let’s do it one la...
ONE LAST TIME!  Point at something.  Say the first thing  that comes to mind.Repeat with new things.
Keep Going!
DO TRY THIS AT HOME!•   SF: Bay Area TheaterSports (BATS), SF Improv Fest•   DC: Washington Improv Theater (WIT), DCImprov...
Thank You!#12NTCImprovMarc Baizman  @mbaizman
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  • NOT SNL, not stand-up. Whose Line is improv, but a very specific type. “Short form” and Long Form”
  • Improv Can Make You Awesome - 12NTC Ignite Presentation

    1. 1. Improv Can Make You #12NTCimprov @mbaizmanhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/scorpio58/4067099731
    2. 2. What is improvisational theater?Short form Long form games plays http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/Saturday_Night_Live_logo.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Laugh_Factory_at_Night.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WhoseLine01.png
    3. 3. It’s all made up…Why are there “rules?”
    4. 4. BUILD on Ideas: Yes…AND http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Building_under_construction,_Banks,_Lancashire.JPG
    5. 5. Make your partner(s) look good! http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Knife_fork_and_spoon.svg
    6. 6. http://www.doobybrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/redundant-clock.jpgFocus on the HERE and NOW
    7. 7. Always be listening!
    8. 8. Look beyond the words! http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASmiling_Bhutanese_school_children.jpg
    9. 9. There are no mistakes!http://www.awesomeshirt.com/assets/Uploads/zoom-10.gif
    10. 10. Be okay with the UNKNOWN
    11. 11. LET’S ALL TRY IT! Stand up. Point at something. Say what it is.Point at something else. Say what it is.
    12. 12. Keep Going!
    13. 13. LET’S TRY IT AGAIN! Slight twist: Point at something. Say the first thing that comes to mind.Repeat with new things.
    14. 14. Keep Going!
    15. 15. How did that feel?• Was it “hard”? Why?• Did you make rules? (opposites, colors, qualities, anything)• Let’s do it one last time!• Try faking excitement and shouting (pretend you’re a child)• It doesn’t need to make sense!!!
    16. 16. ONE LAST TIME! Point at something. Say the first thing that comes to mind.Repeat with new things.
    17. 17. Keep Going!
    18. 18. DO TRY THIS AT HOME!• SF: Bay Area TheaterSports (BATS), SF Improv Fest• DC: Washington Improv Theater (WIT), DCImprov• NY: UCB, Magnet, PIT, Gotham, Chicago City Limits, etc.• Chicago: Second City, ImprovOlympic (iO), Annoyance• LA: Upright Citizens Brigade LA, IO West, etc.• Seattle: Jet City, Unexpected Productions, etc• Austin: Hideout Theater, Gnap!, Merlin Works, etc• Boston: ImprovBoston, Improv Asylum Google or ask friends/colleagues!
    19. 19. Thank You!#12NTCImprovMarc Baizman @mbaizman
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