Improv Theatre Is What You Make It

Drama and comedy on the spur of the moment.

So What Do You Want to Improvise?

Something that looks like a play? Short comedy sketches? Games?

Your own unique blend of all three?

Improv theatre comes in many guises. Part of the challenge is to figure out what you want to do – then learn how to do it – and finally find others who want to do more or less the same thing.

Improv tends to lend itself to comedy. At least that’s clearly the bulk of it.

American improv theatre is often reduced to improv comedy. And in Europe it’s all frequently called improv theatre – even though it’s still mostly comedy.

C’est la vie…

What the audience sees and hears is just the surface of what is happening in an improv scene. Underneath bubbles the secret life of the improvisers. Here’s my dictionary of improv emotions to help you identify what’s going on!

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