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Part of the Distance Learning Curriculum

Improvisation

Created by Lindsay Price and Karen Loftus

Students sharpen their listening and reaction skills through improv games, exercises, and scenes. They will learn five specific guidelines to apply to their improvisation: accept the offer, bring information to the scene, make active choices, make your partner look good, and don’t force the humor.

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Overview
The overview lays out the lessons within the unit, including time management and technology requirements.
Additional Attachments
1: Guideline 1: Accept the Offer
Students are introduced to Guideline 1 “Accept the Offer” and apply their knowledge through a warm-up and improv exercise.
2: Guideline 2: Make Choices
Students are introduced to Guideline 2 “Make Choices/Bring Information to a Scene” and apply their knowledge through a warm-up and improv exercise.
3: Guideline 3: Make the Active Choice
Students are introduced to Guideline 3 “Take the Active Choice” and apply their knowledge through a warm-up and improv exercise.
4: Guideline 4: Make Your Partner Look Good
Students are introduced to Guideline 4 “Make Your Partner Look Good” and apply their knowledge through warm-up and improv exercises.
5: Guideline 5: Relax, Have Fun, and Don't Force the Humor
Students are introduced to Guideline 5 “Relax, Have fun, and Don’t Force the Humor” and apply their knowledge through warm-up and improv exercises.
6: Unit Project
The final project will allow students to demonstrate their improv skills in a two-person scene.

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