Hitch Hiker

Hitch Hiker

Description

One improviser makes a strong character choice and drives a car. Another improviser hitchhikes and gets picked up by them. As soon as they join the car, they mirror the choice of the first improviser, both playing a very similar character. When the scene is finished, the hitchhiker chooses a new character and becomes the driver and another improviser hitchhikes, etc.

Variations

Can also be played where the driver and passenger have different characters from each other.

Can also be played where the passenger is deliberately very normal and close to the actor, to set up a straight guy/crazy guy type character dynamic with the driver.

Purpose

  • Character.
  • Making character choices.
  • Getting character through mirroring your scene partner.

Origin

This exercise from IO Theatre Chicago.

 

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