Accepting has a very special term in improvisational theatre. Accepting is predicated by listening, and means that one character has incorporated what another character has created on stage. The most common reason that characters fail to accept is because the actor portraying them is not listening. If a character does not accept that a mimed door is a door, or that she has a limp, your audience will be quickly dismayed at the chaos that is taking place on stage. If there are troubles with accepting the following exercises may be of use.