Good Morning!

Good Morning!


Two improvisers ‘go to sleep’ on stage.

When they have settled, the teacher says “Good morning” and they wake up.

There is no dialogue until the teacher tells them they can speak. The actors figure out where they are and what their relationship is with one another.

However they first behave on waking up influences the whole scene, and character traits they have on waking up reoccur and escalate throughout the scene. For instance if one wakes up yawning but the other wakes up hurried and anxious they maintain that throughout the scene.


  • Relationships.
  • Character.
  • Scenes.


This exercise from IO & Susan Messing.

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