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The basic context for any improvisational scene: Often includes the who, what, and where.
Accepting an offer and building onto that offer with something CONNECTED to the original offer. (AGREE and ADD)
Style of improvisation that includes mini-games usually with predetermined rules, guidelines and/or gimmicks.
Style of improvisation that includes no set predetermined rules or guidelines. Improvisers set out to discover the games and gimmicks in the moment.
Raising the stakes, making your improv scene more interesting by adding conflict or suspense.
Game of the Scene
The unusual thing that is discovered in an improvisational scene. The single idea that makes a scene funny.
Any piece of information provided for an improvisational scene. (usually presented by the audience)
The first offer/idea presented by an actor in a scene. Usually is physical, verbal, or emotional
Middle of Things
"Cutting to the chase" by starting in the center of action rather than wasting time on extra lines or questions.
Who, What, Where
The important elements of a scene that establishes the characters, basic plot and specific location of any scene.
Attempting to bring your actions and object work DOWNSTAGE (towards the audience) rather than UPSTAGE (away from the audience).
Premise Based Improv
Improv uses an opening (often a monologue or story) to draw ideas and premises based on a suggestion from the audience.
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