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
Improv Can Make You #12NTCimprov @mbaizmanhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/scorpio58/4067099731
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
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!!!
ONE LAST TIME! Point at something. Say the first thing that comes to mind.Repeat with new things.
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!