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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...

Performance Technique: Mirroring

There's little training in the art of interview techniques, which is a shame because everyone can be much better at interacting with guests. The mirroring technique is so easy, it feels like cheating. It...

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....

Managing When Personalities Talk Over One Another

Talking on top of one another is a major problem with personality shows. It drives listeners crazy, often (and quickly) to the point of having to tune out. It's a common problem, even with...

Here’s How to Name Tag Your Personality Brand

Knowing a name connects strangers. That's why it's common to see name tags at large gatherings like conventions. It is the first step to getting to know someone. The same thing happens in the...

Story Killers: Dead Ends and Detours

Dead ends and detours are frustrating on a road trip. But they're even more destructive on radio shows. On the air, both are equally dangerous on the air. In this article, I show you how...

Powerful Performance From Specific and Descriptive Language

One rule of thumb always works when writing a book, screenplay, a scene for a movie, or a promotional message. It also applies to improvisational theater, podcasting, and radio performance. Be specific and descriptive. Be...
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