← Improvisation Review Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All Improvisation The spontaneous portrayal of a scene or character without practice or preparation. Platform The who, what, and where of any improvisational scene Yes, And Principle Accepting an offer and building onto that offer with something CONNECTED to the original offer. Yes, But Principle When performers present offers that do not lead the scene forward and usually leads to negative content (arguments, fights, complaining, etc.) Yes, Or Principle When performers suggest ideas (offers) back and forth with out moving the offers forward. (Similar to BRAINSTORMING) Endowing Giving or assigning characteristics to another performer. Accepting Going along with an OFFER presented by another performer. Heighten Raising the stakes, making your improv scene more interesting by adding conflict or suspense. Blocking Rejecting an offer presented by another actor. Focus Paying attention to what's happening in an improv scene. Trying to give time for other performers to speak/act. Offering Suggesting an idea in an improvisation situation Verbal Offer Any kind of offer using dialogue/speech or words. Physical Offer Any kind of movement, space work (establishing setting) or mime/gesture offered. Sound Offer Any kind of sound effect or noise that is added to a scene to help provide more information about the scene. Blind Offer Any kind of offer that is presented, but is left undefined. The other performer is supposed to define it specifically. Endowment Offer Any kind of offer that gives information about the other performer's character. Character Offer Any kind of offer where an actor will assign a specific person for the other actors in the scene to play. Emotional Offer Portraying an emotion that gives information about who they are, where they might be, or what might be going on. Breaking Character Stopping a performance due to a lack of focus or confidence. Endowments Specific characteristics or details of a character. Spontaneous Something unplanned or "off the top of your head."