Category Archives: Conflict


By | August 15, 2010

Conflict is most often what makes a scene interesting. It is rare that there is a lack of conflict in improv comedy scenes. It is more often the case that there is a proliferation of argumentative interpersonal conflict. It is important to explore other conflicts, such as  internal conflicts, or conflicts with nature. If conflict… Read More »

So I’ll

By | August 2, 2010

Synonyms So what you are saying is. Introduction Everyone into a circle for a very structured one sentence at a time story. Description This exercise forces listening and gets players taking smaller, more logical steps with their story building. It also helps players when they draw a blank in a performance setting. The first player… Read More »

Advance and Expand

By | August 2, 2010

Synonyms None Introduction This exercise focuses on raising the stakes and exploration of the environment. Please set up a scene. Description The players start into their scene as they would any other. When the ‘advance’ is called out the players focus solely on the story, and advance the story. When ‘expand’ is called out the… Read More »