Improvising is inventing and creating content spontaneously. It's a great way to generate new ideas and for creating and developing characters, using a variety of useful techniques.
What is improvisation?
Inventing and creating content on your feet rather than using a script
Creating drama without words
The process of rehearsing work until it's of a better standard
Why is spontaneous improvisation different to rehearsed improvisation?
It uses a text
There has been no prior discussion or planning about how the scene will go
It's planned first even though there's no script
What is meant by transporting a role?
A piece of theatre that can be packed up to go on tour
Bringing an old play up to date with a modern setting
Taking a character out of their usual world and experimenting with how they behave in a different time or location
What is a condition which deliberately adds limitations to the drama called?
What is three touch drama?
A physical constraint where actors are only allowed to touch each other three times in a scene
A drama that must have three acts
A vocal constraint where the actors are only allowed to speak three words at a time
What is subtext?
Sign language that accompanies the performance
A speech where the actors are lying
What's really going on beneath the words spoken
When might it be useful to improvise by adding a different style or genre to your work?
When you want to surprise the audience
When you're stuck or feel that the work is tired and stale
When you want to find out more about a character
Which of these skills does improvisation not develop in an actor?
The ability to learn lines of text quickly
The ability to think quickly
The ability to be supportive of other performers
What type of constraint is improvising in a tiny playing area?
A vocal constraint
A spatial constraint
A financial constraint
Which of these things is improvisation good for?
Keeping an audience on their toes
Generating new content and exploring characters