Don’t say anything for a minute
Here’s a good improv game that Marko taught us in class last class.
A player starts a scene in silence. He picks an emotion and an activity and starts doing it.
A second player comes out and joins the activity, with an emotion too. It might be the same emotion, it might be a different one.
The two players make eye contact, but don’t talk – just feed off each other – maybe muttering under their breath.
Eventually, one talks and the scene starts – but they don’t talk about anything other than pleasantries (“pass me the fork”, “nice day today” etc) then all of a sudden they burst out about the emotion.
And that’s it, that’s the whole set up.
It actually works really well as long as these things take place at the beginning:
- Eye contact