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Ad Game Description Five players have several tasks to complete during a scene set in an ad agency. They must agree on the name of a product, who would be the celebrity endorsing the product and make up a jingle that they can all sing along with. The game is about high-commitment and enthusiasm. Example[…]

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Anecdotes Descriptions Three improvisers (can be more than three) \play characters that have been best friends since they were kids. They will tell the audience about an event that happened to all three of them together and everyone can remember it and was in their right mind. Get a suggestion of what it was (when[…]

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Book Club Description Two improvisers have a book each from the audience and all their lines of dialogue come from those. The third person makes sense of those lines in the context of the scene. A location or relationship call-out helps at the beginning. Example Player A (No book): Thanks for helping me out today […]

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Character Interview Description Have one person sits on a chair in front of the audience. Ask them to play any character they choose and interview them.   Subscribe to Our Newsletter If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter containing helpful improv resources, improv exercises, casting calls for new shows and news about the[…]

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Cocktail Party Description Six people sit in pairs on stage as if seated at different tables at a restaurant. Each pair is given a topic of conversation (something broad like pets, holidays or transport). They are asked not to make anything up, but to have a real conversation as themselves. They don’t need to pretend[…]

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Enter and Exit Description Four actors are given cue words (a colour, a number, an animal, an object); one each. Two actors start on stage and the other two in the wings. When you hear your cue word, you enter the stage if you are off and exit the stage if you are already on.[…]

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Expert Interview Description One improviser plays the part of a television host and two more play experts. The audience suggests their field of expertise (asking for an animal then a sport is great; ants who play tennis). Ask the experts to agree with and back each other up. The host can ask anything; remind them[…]

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Family Dinner Description Four people up on stage. One of the audience is given a bell and a buzzer. The improvisers enact a family dinner and the audience member dings when they are accurate to their own family dinners and buzzes when they are wrong. The improvisers change their lines/choices accordingly.   Subscribe to Our[…]

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First and Last Line Description Two people stand at either side of the stage. One is given the first line of a made up story and the other is given the last line. The lines should have a few specifics in them and should be totally unrelated. The job of the rest of the class[…]

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Stand on the Line Description One person indicates that one corner represents one thing and the opposite corner another; i.e. “Over here is Lord of the Rings, over here is Harry Potter”. People then stand relative to what’s true for them. If you liked LOTR but not Harry Potter, you’d move to the first corner.[…]

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Sound Ball  A circle game. One person energetically pushes an imaginary sphere across the circle, making an abstract sound. The receiver echoes the sound and then creates a new sound as they pass it to someone else. It continues as such. Additional Tips for Playing Energy and eye contact are key here. The sounds can[…]

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Sevens Description A circle game in which numbers 1-7 are passed around the circle; each is accompanied by a tap on one of your own shoulders. Which shoulder you tap determines what direction the count goes in. The number seven is different: you must raise two hands pointing in different directions, the top hand determines[…]

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