Character Switch

Scene starts with three improvisers playing noticeably different characters from each other. When the host says “switch” they switch places and take over each others characters and carry on the scene. Switch is said repeatedly.

Playing Tips

  • Make the characters different from each other at the start: physical, emotional, vocal or status differences work well.
  • When switched repeat the last line said.
  • Escalate the character behaviour.

Teaching Purpose

  • Character.
  • Character differences.
  • Observing behaviour.
  • Escalating behaviour.
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