How to Start Your Own Improv Comedy Group

Front Cover
1st World Publishing, Sep 15, 2003 - Performing Arts - 268 pages
What if all the theatre books in the world taught people how to rehearse but not how to perform? Nothing on presentation. This odd situation exists in the genre of improv theatre books, where there are quite a few published tomes providing improv training, but nothing, really, on how to perform it in front of a live audience. This book gives all the tools that a reasonably competent adult would need to understand improv theatre, train others, form a performing group, and keep it together as long as possible. The unique element of this book is it's focus not only on improv concepts and games but on practical guidelines for creating a viable performing group and staging improv games for live audiences. The book includes an extensive game list with staging comments.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The goals of improv training
5
1 Getting yourself going
19
Basic AgreementsScene Rules
29
Understanding Games
57
Workshop 1 Basic Agreements
71
Workshop 2 Exploring the GroupSpace
79
Workshop 3 The Character in The Scene
87
Workshop 4 Introduction to Performance
99
Showtime
143
Ongoing Workshops and Rehearsals
157
Musical Improv
161
Long Format
169
Contact Improv
179
Keeping It Together
187
Nowhere To Go But Up
205
Whither Improv?
213

Organizing the troupe
107
Organizing the show
119
Show rehearsal
137
About the Author
262
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information