Syllabus - Improv Basics

Week 1

  • Vocabulary:
    Agreement

    Yes and…
    Commitment
  • New Games:
    Blind Freeze

    New Choice
  • Exercises
    Having a Conversation On Stage
    Speed Switch

Week 2

  • Vocabulary:
    Base Reality
    Initiation
    First Three Lines
  • Review:
    Blind Freeze
    New Choice
  • New Games:
    Flashing
    Speed Switch (with an emphasis on Support)

Week 3

  • Vocabulary:
    Who, what, where

    Justification
  • Review:
    Blind Freeze
    New Choice (even more emphasis on Justification)

Week 4

  • Vocabulary:
    Who, Who, Who
    Relationships
    Support
  • New Game:
    Triangle

Week 5

  • Vocabulary:
    Commitment
    Care
    Know
  • Review:
    Triangle
  • Exercise:
    Speedswitch

Week 6

  • Vocabulary:
    Sweep
    Tag
    Wipe
    Cut
  • New:
    Montage
  • Review:
    Triangle
    Blind Freeze

Week 7

  • Vocabulary:
    Walk-on
  • Review:
    Triangle
    Montage
  • Exercise:
    Support a Scene Without Playing In It

Week 8

  • Review:
    Blind Freeze
    Triangle
    Montage
    Techniques
  • Mock Show

 

Exercise List:

Zip Zap Zop
To the Queen
Mindmeld

Bunny bunny
Badadada
What is a What
Beastie

Dueling Patterns
Pattern game
Pass an Action
Sound and Movement
3 line drills
Simon Says Numbers
Scene painting
I'm a Tree, I'm a bird
You are a…That's why I'm holding this…