Improv For Performers

Improv Game Firing Squad

The improv game Firing Squad is popular for improvisational theater groups to play. It helps sharpen skills and connect with other performers by adding to what already exists. This is a fast-paced, high-response improv game...

Improv Game: Alliterations

The Improv Game Alliterations is a verbal exercise that challenges performers to create sentences or phrases dominated by a single consonant sound. The game aids in enhancing the use of language, creativity, and attentiveness....

Improv Game: Fortunately Unfortunately

Improv games should be a required part of training personalities, especially those who perform on team shows. Most of them are fun and engaging. You're learning and usually don't even realize it. The "Fortunately Unfortunately"...

Improv Game: Biddy Bop

Biddy Bop is a great game to play before a show begins. It is full of energy and helps the team interact with physical responses. It doesn't take long to play and is an...

Improv Game: Yes And

The improv skill Yes And is one of the first things taught in improv. It's an easy concept to understand, but more challenging to learn how to do it. Playing games with others helps...

Improv Game: That Reminds Me of The Time

Improv games are a terrific way to develop new skills. It's important to understand the skill, of course, but once you know what Yes And or Listen and Respond mean, how do you put...

Get Stronger Reactions By Learning How To React

A favorite phrase for standing out in a crowded (noisy) world is to "turn up the volume". That doesn't mean speaking louder or performing with a gratuitous music bed pounding away in the background....

Improv Skill: Listen and Respond

Active listening is a vital skill that is often overlooked but can have a profound impact on the quality of interactions and relationships, including relationships with listeners. It increases connections and leads to a...

How to Stop Being Boring

When is the last time someone asked, "What's going on with you?" and you replied, "Not much."? Then you think, "Wow. That was boring." Nobody wants to be boring. We want to be the...

Improv Skills: Free Associationi

Some personalities think they can get off the hook for show prep and planning because "My talent coach says improv is the key to great performances." Then they decide to turn on the mic...
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