I go to a local improv group on Thursday evenings, the workshop consists of short-form improvisation games and exercises. This is just a short post to explain a couple of the games we played which were new to me – in case they are of use to anyone else…

1. Convergence

  • This was one of the warm up exercises we did as a group.

2. Pillars

  • One of the ‘scene’ games we ran through a couple of times.

This one turned out to be a really nice way to break beginners into the idea of saying the first thing that comes to their mind, because they didn’t then have to deal with whatever came out – the other actors did! It made it less daunting for a first go.