Genre Circle This game is good for a group getting ready to perform a Long Form* and good for a group work-shopping Long-form* Improv.
Long Form Warm Up Exercise
- Players stand in a circle.
- Identify the kind of Long form you are going to explore. (for example, film noir)
- Players toss an imaginary ball around the circle (like sound ball).
- When they throw the ball they say a ‘line of dialogue’ that would be found in that genre. (for example, “I need help and you’re the only one I can turn to”)
- The player receiving the line, repeats it and then ‘tosses’ another line to a player in the circle.
Note: there is no evaluation of the contributions. Everything is accepted (and repeated).
This can be done with various elements within a genre:
- Character name
- Character types
- Types of relationships
*Long Form Improvisation is also called "Long-form" and "Longform" I've seen people argue the spelling with surprising passion.
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