Shared Activity

Shared Activity

A nice way to start a two person scene.

Both improvisers start the scene at exactly the same time on stage and find a shared physical activity that they can be doing together.

They then play the scene but don’t talk about the activity too much, and use the dialogue to explore something else (for instance their relationship).

For some reason this is quite tricky to do on stage but totally normal to do in real-life. For instance in real-life if we are washing up with someone we find it quite easy to do that and talk about how our day went at the same time.

This start to a scene is helpful as it simultaneously defines location, activity and relationship. For instance two improvisers could start by making a bed together (defining location of bedroom) while talking about whether they want a baby (establishing relationship).

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