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Improvisation theatre, improv theatre, or simply improv, is a form of theatre that is improvised: none of the presented scenes are previously rehearsed. This is the main difference from classical theatre.
Often the actors receive a suggestion from the audience, or even repeatedly receive input during a scene. These suggestions serve as a leitmotif or impulse generator for the spontaneously emerging scenes. Improv theatre is frequently accompanied by music. The music is also improvised and intimately interwoven with the stage performance.
The stories arise from the actors’ mutual inspiration. Preplanned acting gives way to the pure, spontaneous interplay of action and reaction between the actors.
There is a distinction between short and long forms in improvisational theatre. The short forms consist of scenes that only take a few minutes, stand on their own, or that are connected by an overarching thematic motif, but not connected to each other.
There are many concepts for these short forms. In "theatre sports" teams of actors encounter each other and vie for the favour of the audience. There is also the Maestro improv format, which determines the best actor of the evening. There are theatre sports teams all over the world, and theatre makers have developed similar theatrical concepts, and there are crossovers. The term “theatersport” is a non-registered trademark.
The short forms dominate the "games" most of the time, which often leads to a comical interpretation of improv theatre. While this is often the case, is does not have to be. With the improvised long forms, however, the serious scenes tend to dominate, but comic elements may also be used.
A format called "Harold" takes up a topic suggestion from the audience and the actors create a kind of closely interwoven scenic collage out of various aspects of this topic, with partially-developed characters and psychological depth.
Another long form is the Improv murder mystery, using various formats, which differ in particular due to audience participation.
There is also biography theatre. An invited guest talks about his life. This story is improvised at the same time. With Improv theatre this tends more to be entertaining, and in playback theatre to be more psychologizing.
Good and interesting Improv stories emerge if the actors bear in mind certain principles. These include the often touted "joy in failure", playing in the here and now, and acting using one’s own state.
Since this kind of acting also enables a special type of open communication, many actors see their passion for improv theatre as more than just a kind of recreation, but much more as the acting out of an inner attitude to life. This close association with one’s own philosophy of life differs perhaps from classical theatre.
Show all Improv Games (116) # Talking 9 # Switches 13 # Letter Games 4 # Dialogue Form 7 # Emotion Games 4 # Objects 4 # Chain Games 9 # Physical Contact 1 # Music Games 11 # Guessing Games 3 # Speech 8 # Direction Games 3 # Replay 10 # In Black and White 3 # Slapstick-Bustle-Action 3 # Other 2 # Dubbing 3 # Audience on stage 2 # Status Games 0 Trizophrenia Time travel Genre replay One word story Horoscope Replay of the high arts Terrorist Stage Directions Boris Anette, the nice one Whose line Before or after Press Conference Multiple personalities Monkey in the Middle Avoid a letter Roller Coaster Word replay Radio Mix Job Center Animal Rollercoaster Sex with me... Hat off Dutch Square Ballad singer Blindline Marriage Guidance Talk at touch Orlando Alliteration Klapphörnchen Three dead characters
Here you can find a collection of improv games. This collection consists of games that can be performed in a show in front of an audience. Each of them can be announced in advance, or they can be played unannounced ...
Show all Improv Exercises (61) # Action Reaction 2 # Accepting 11 # Breathing 0 # Expression 2 # Character 5 # Storytelling 10 # Focus 1 # Memory 1 # Emotions 0 # Group 7 # Impulse 2 # Multitasking 1 # Music and Singing 1 # Pairs 0 # Pantomime 1 # Rhyming 2 # Space 0 # Speed 7 # Other 5 # Status 2 # Dancing - Choreography 0 # Trust 1 # Perception 3 # Physicalness - Movement 2 # Speech 3 # Presence 1 # Heighten 0 # Finding Game 2 # Listening 4 # Relationship 0 # concentration 1 # Association 9 He said, she said 3 X different Walking Backwards The Conscience Scene mix 10x20 Character exercise (character switch) New Choice Picking gifts Country saying Step by step Yes, and because Gibberish Circle Kennedy Blind Lead Throwing light Storytelling with movements Playback Show Vocal Chain
Here you can find a collection of exercises for improv theatre. These exercises are intended to train specific aspects and skills in a targeted manner. The transition from exercises to games is fluid. What is still an exercise for one, ...
Show all Warm-ups (70) Falling Fred Schneider Storytelling with movements King of Siam Nightingale Peculiar neighbor Hot Spot Playback Show Group Stop Category Die Hey and Ho Follow the king Knights, Horses and Cavaliers Johannes touch palms Blinking place change Bippity Bippity Bop Walking with speed levels Circle Up Kennedy Genetically modified mouse Emotional Fruit Salad Mr. Hit me Ten Fingers Living Scenery Barney Digits Machine Hide body Ball Metamorphosis Rebrand things What Are You Doing! Last word - first word Hand snake Quick Death Seven Things Flock Dance House - residents - flood Endless snake Cross Circle Block of ice Free Association Slow-motion Rumble Jumpers I am a tree Bunny Bunny Alien, Tiger, Cow Simulclap rhythm exercises Kitty wants a corner
Before doing sports, you warm up. Every child knows that. Since theatre is also a form of physical work, one should warm up a bit before starting the actual exercises. On the one hand you can prepare yourself physically and ...