Erica Marx Ithaca Improv

Character Switch

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2 players improvise a scene, and make distinct strong physical and vocal choices.

Then the roles are reversed, and each player plays the other's character, in the same scene, same location.

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Goal

listening
try out new characters

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    2 players improvise a scene, and make distinct strong physical and vocal choices. Scene is played until we know the characters. 


    Then the roles are reversed, and every player plays the other's character, in the same scene, same location.

    The exercise trains listening and physical observation, and is a great way to get players to break away from their stock characters.


    Teaching notes -
    Remind students this is supposed to be outrageous, silly

    emphasize they can not go wrong


    Warm-up game: Walk like a... 

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