Conflict is most often what makes a scene interesting. It is rare that there is a lack of conflict in improv comedy scenes. It is more often the case that there is a proliferation of argumentative interpersonal conflict. It is important to explore other conflicts, such as internal conflicts, or conflicts with nature. If conflict… Read More »
This exercise focuses on quickly creating relationships and explorations as part of the STEPS narrative tool. The player on the left turns to the other player and indicates a relationship and exploration of that relationship. The leader should encourage the player to not ask a question but make a clear statement.
The players start into their scene as they would any other. When the ‘advance’ is called out the players focus solely on the story, and advance the story. When ‘expand’ is called out the players solely explore their environment.