Using the Last Word

By | April 22, 2019

Synonyms

Getting the Last Word. Last Word Scene.

Introduction

The scene will start using the last word from the last scene. No other offers will be collected.

Description

Using the Last Word is a handle that uses the last word of the last scene as the offer to start the scene. This handle is essentially an open scene. The host may need to probe the audience to make sure that everyone agrees with what the last word was in the previous scene. There is no obligation to continue the same scene or use any of the same characters. The performers can build a lot narrative without speaking. Characters can be developed without words. The setting can be explored and expanded in detail. The only requirement is that the first word spoken by a character is the last word from the last scene. If Getting the Last Word were to somehow become the first handle in a show then just use the last word that the host spoke.

Gimmicks

  • None.

Variations

  • Scene Using the Last Sentence – first sentence spoken in the scene must be the last sentence from the previous scene. No other offer is collected.
  • Scene Using the Last Scene – no offer is collected and the scene uses any aspect of the last scene.

Credits

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