Improv for Dummies: lingo, tips and rules for Improv

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Avni Prasad

You completely forgot you had a literature speech next period.

You told your mom you were going to your friend’s house to finish a project, but you got caught at the mall.

Your teacher calls on you to repeat the instructions for an assignment, but you were sleeping in class.

Of course, the obvious solution in these situations is to not get in these situations in the first place, but that is unrealistic. The practical solution is learning to think quicker on your feet— learning how to improvise.

The president of Improv team Andi Pappas explains the principles for improv. The Improv team is a club dedicated to spending every Thursday lunch playing improv games in room C209.