Improvise.: Scene from the Inside Out

“One little shrug, one little cross of the arms, one little roll of the eyes, one person sitting away from the group, one person going “OK …”.

One little negative insertion into the volatile and miraculous notion of creating an idea and allowing it to flourish and heighten.

One little negative barb can completely destroy that beautiful and precious thing called “an idea”.

In improvisation we use these tools to create wonderful scenes, In the rehearsal room we use them, not only to have a better quality of life while we’re creating – and more fun – but also the realization that everyone’s idea is really valid, And that the time to judge it isn’t now, it’s a little later. And that while you’re creating something, realize that, ya, you can destroy it like that.

But it’s much more courageous to add to it, to allow it to flourish, put your judgment aside, and to let creativity live.”

– Mick Napier, author of IMPROVISE. SCENE FROM THE INSIDE OUT