Learn Improv approaches characters in Three Parts: Move, Sound and Want. Improv comedy characters are created by the player in an instant. This creation of the instant character is unique to improv comedy. A writer can meticulously develop a character over months or years. Directors can collaborate with actors to infuse a character with a… Read More »
The first player will turn to the next player in the circle and strike a physical pose and make a sound based on that character. Typically, the player will avoid saying legible words. They may sigh, or cough or mumble something. The first player is creating an instantaneous character using the holy trinity of the character (Move, Sound, Want). The second player responds with a character in kind and simply states their relationship.
Each player in this scene will take on the traits of an animal. They will not become the animal, but behave like a human with those animal traits.