What Type of Improviser Are You?
Which one of these would you consider your top strength in improv?
Creating ridiculous characters
Keeping track of and playing with weird details
Activating scenes, even if it's just with a one-line walk-on
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What types of characters do you typically play?
Loud or wacky characters
I think I play an equal mix of both types of characters
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When do you typically enter a scene? (Be honest.)
When there's an opportunity to add something really good (and maybe necessary!) to the scene
After or with someone else. I want to help them do their funny thing.
Right at the top. I'm excited to do my funny idea with someone!
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What feedback have you received from coaches as something you should work on to become a stronger improviser?
Try to listen more to your scene partners' ideas and what they're adding to the scene.
Whatever the funny thing is that you just did...do it again. And again and again until it's done.
Don't second-guess yourself. Just go out there and make a big choice.
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Which compliment do you receive more often from coaches and fellow players?
I loved your reactions in that one scene. They made me laugh so hard!
Your characters are so weird. I love it!
You were the best part of that show. Seriously!
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How have other people reacted to your improv scenes after shows or practices?
You always say the funniest things! That one-liner at the end was hilarious!
Everything you did was so smart! How did you think of that?
I can't believe you did that! It was so ridiculous!
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You're a pirate!
You make big, bold moves, and you don't apologize for any of them! And you don't usually have to. You have a ton of silly ideas, and your teammates love jumping on board with them. Your characters stand out in any scene they're in, whether you're playing high status or low status. If you want to expand your improv skills a bit, you might want to try staying on the backline until you find something specific to add to a scene, justifying your scene partners' ideas, and tracking the small details of the show.
You're a robot!
You play smart! No detail of a scene escapes your steel trap of a mind, and you're usually the first person to realize the game or pattern of a scene. If one of your teammates says something off the wall, you can justify it with little to no effort. If you want to expand your improv skills a bit, you might want to try entering a scene with your own big ideas, leaving the justification to something else, and starting a scene with absolutely no idea where it might go next.
You're a ninja!
You're exactly what a scene needs, whenever it needs it! No one can do a walk-on like you, and your commitment to your characters and the game of a scene is unmatched. If you want to expand your improv skills a bit, you might want to try doubling down on recognizing game and playing around with your character range. You might have a million tools in your improv toolbelt, but they're probably all worth sharpening every now and then!