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Week One: “Yes and” & Be the Expert”

Hey everyone and welcome to improv level 1! Rachel and I are so happy to have you in this class! It’s going to be so much fun!

  • Yes, And. – This is the basic foundation that all improv lies upon! When we yes, and we want to accept the reality our scene partner has given us and build on it. As you experienced in the no, but, and yes, and exercise, scenes work so much better when they are collaborative, because we are able to be more creative, more present and progress the scene forward. Just think of improv like basketball, where we all do our part for the good of the team.

  • Be the Expert – In scenes, chances are we will get labeled as something we have no idea about, but not to worry because you are the expert! Whatever you say is the truth in the scene and your partner will support you! You all did such a great job in your ted talks with the most outlandish professions because you were confident and played to the height of your intelligence. Confidence goes a long way. You’re the expert!

  • Improv Discussions – As Rachel pointed out in class this is a safe space and learning environment, so if there are any questions about what’s considered ok/not ok or concepts about what we are learning, don’t be afraid to ask! We’d love to talk to you about them!
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