Improvisation, or improv, is a form of
live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game,
scene or story are made up in the moment. Often improvisers will take
a suggestion from the audience, or draw on some other source of
inspiration to get started.
Improv is unique in that if you see a performance, that?s it? there will never be another show exactly like it ever done again. Improv is different every time. Like scripted theatre ? without the script, with the actors acting, directing themselves, writing the plot, and interacting with each other all at the same time without previous planning. Improv is spontaneous, entertaining, and fun. But like all great things, you?ll have to see it first hand to fully experience and appreciate it.
Improv requires hours of rehearsal, coaching and dedication to the craft. Therefore seeking professional help can be immensely beneficial for beginners. Students need to remember the everydayness embedded in Improv which is to say, every conversation in life is an act of improvisation: no one gives you a script for the day when you wake up. Improv helps you pay attention, proper attention, to all the situations. Therefore taking improv class could also benefit you in making you comfortable in dealing with whatever happens in many situations with other people.