Renovation Plan

By | January 9, 2019
Ask-For 60 Warm-Up 78 Exercise 28 Handle 72 Long-Form 29 Deprecated 15

Language

  1. Players
    1. not actors, improvisers, students, or clients
  2. Characters
    1. what the player is on stage
  3. Leader
    1. in a workshop: not teacher, facilitator, trainer
  4. Host
    1. in a show: not MC, director
  5. Room
    1. not workshop space, class room, stage
  6. Inclusive
    1. punch up not down
    2. avoid the isms love the ist
  7. Complication – make thing harder
  8. Wave – repeat same thing
  9. Beat
    1. Plateau
    2. Entrance/ exit
    3. scene end
    4. reveal

Warm Ups

  • difference between show warm up (audience) and workshop warm up
  • Uses LACE and lacks narrative
  • Warm Up vs Exercise
    • Learning to fail with grace and laughter
    • Does not improve a skill ends in failure
    • Connects all the players.
    • requires little improv knowledge
    • house notes only
  • Specific Warm Ups
    • wooga wooga bunny bunny doggy doggy kiddo
    • Brenda’s Nidadadadadadadadada out loud or not
    • Where have my fingers been?
    • Beastie Boys
    • Red Ball (Peruvian Ball Game)
    • Shoulder touch fail

Exercises

  • apply LACE and STEPS
  • Exercise vs Warm Up
    • needs basic understanding of improv
    • task focus not show ready
    • does not end in failure
    • trainable skill set
    • player notes not just house notes
  • Specific Exercises
    • Yes … And specificity
    • Character Trifecta
    • Trifecta
    • Invocation. You are Thou art. I am.

Games

  • Must be narrative tools
  • Apply STEPS to them
  • Handles vs games
  • Competitive games
    • Die
    • Buzzer
    • Post game die (audience)

Long Form

  • Short vs Long
    • ask for
    • two characters
    • the wipes
      • tap out
  • CROW
  • STEEEEEPS
  • Specific structures
    • Follow the Leaver
    • One player tap out

Audience

  • Add ask fors
  • Add audience warm ups

Teaching

  • crucial structures
    • cross circle
    • how to circle
    • lines
    • milling
    • conducted
  • warm up goals
    • learning to fail with grace, laughter and support
  • Exercise goals
    • for the players
  • Game goals
    • for the audience
  • side coaching
  • post scenes notes
  • Self service notes
  • players need goals
  • no one moves anyone else

Learn Improv is….

  • Lo Fi
    • music
    • lights
    • sfx
    • accomp
    • reinforcement
  • Unfamous
  • Reductionist

STEPS

  • Bad Sorting
    • Deus Ex Machina Medicina – drugs
    • Mortina- murder/death
    • Macarena – dancing
    • Melena – gross shit\
    • Machismo- fighting

Pithy Aphorisms

  • Therapeutic not therapy
  • Less is more
  • Yes and
  • No should’ve could’ve
  • Hanna Barbera
  • The Headitor
  • Rear View Mirror
  • Chops
  • No failures just bad recoveries
  • should have could have

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