Containers is a handle that overlaid on an open scene. As the scene proceeds the performers will pick a slip of paper from the container, read it aloud, and incorporate the offer into the scene. Container is audience centered and fun. The handle does challenge narrative as there can be some very sharp turns hiding in the container.
The performers will start an open scene and the host will freeze the narrative and literally asks the audience “what happens next.” The performers will make the audience offer happen and continue until they are frozen and called on again.
Sounds Effects is an audience participation handle that is overlaid on an open scene. The performers are required to complete all the narrative beats of an open scene. The only difference is that they will afford a bit of extra time with their mime objects and environment work so that the audience has a chance to insert some sound effects.