START A SCENE IMPROV

This improv line generator is designed to help students start a scene instantly. It's easy to use. Put students in pairs and let them choose who goes first. That student clicks the "New Line" button, says the line, and away the scene goes. There's only one rule of improv: Always say yes! That means each student must continue the scene without contradicting each other. They must act as if what the other person said is true.

It's helpful to model how intonation and body language can change the meaning of a line before doing this activity.

You may also want to set a time limit—90 seconds for those new to improv and up to 3 minutes for old hands. You can also vary the activity by allowing other students to join in; actors to tag people in; or shouting out emotions, moods, or genres during the performance.



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