Comedy in Truth: Vulnerable Relationships, Intimate Scenes
One of the scariest things about improvising is playing with others and finding that you, as a player, feel vulnerable. Whether its because of the scenic context, the other persons you’re playing with, or just how you’re feeling that day, there are always moments when something about you as a person is revealed to the audience. In those moments, you risk looking uncomfortable. Things can get strange. If you want to play characters that are believable and relatable, you have to let those moments happen and actually let yourself be affected onstage. The goal of any improv scene is not to be funny, but to reach depth with your fellow players. There is comedy in that sort of truth. For players with long form stage experience looking to break out of habits and push their boundaries.