Improvisers, how do you prepare?
March 1, 2013 4:02 PM Subscribe
At first I thought good improv meant walking onstage with absolutely no plan and just reacting to whatever happened - the cue word or whatever.
After lots of very awkward scenes, I heard someone mention going onstage with an emotion in mind and I was like WAIT A MINUTE - you can have a strategy? So I've gone up for exercises with a couple of concrete ideas, such as an activity to start with and it definitely helped a lot. And then I started wondering if I could practice improv by myself.
posted by bunderful to sports, hobbies, & recreation (17 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
So, improvers of ask.me, how do you prepare for improv? Do you practice? alone? What helps you most?
What's "legal" or a best practice as far as how much you should have in your head when you walk onstage? (I mean obviously if I walk onstage with "we're on the moon!" in my head and my partner is all "So hear we are at the beach, I have to adjust.)
NOTE: I am already taking classes, going to jams, and trying to find a practice group.