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ReV Up Your Improv Scenes
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

How To ReVeal

~ PART 6 of the Series: ReV up Your Improv Scenes ~
Now, a post (or several) on the topic of adding "stuff" or reveals to the scene. The exercises I will suggest are only necessary to get you out of a "stuck" place. For example, if you're in a place where you feel "my mind is a blank," or "I can't think of anything," these will be techniques you can employ immediately with successful results all but guaranteed, or your money back.

Some coaches and teachers may take offense at the inorganic-ness of these suggestions, to which I would reply: if you've got something else that works better - use it. If offering even greater focus on your partner and your partner's character gets you results, do it. If doubling down the commitment to your character gets you out of your jam or stuck place, you're in the pink. I think at heart I prefer the organic route even myself. But I see a lot of scenes where solely focusing on your scene partner(s) or super-committing doesn't inspire performance-worthy results and is frankly just -- boring.