This week’s jam: Convincing
A lot of the improv we do is for laughs (not all of it though – you know who you are. Honk). However, for me, getting an audience to really care about the characters on stage is as least as important as getting them to laugh. We only have to recall the very vocal and emotional reaction of the Unspeakable Acts audience when Tribuus died to know this.
For a part of this week’s jam – only a part, mind – I want us to concentrate on playing it straight. So, we’re going to improvise some scenes but we’re going to do them as a drama, and not for laughs. The aim is to try and play the scene as real as possible and avoid those silly puns and weird observances that we rely on for titters.
Then, if we have time, we’ll do daft stuff for cheap laughs. Boom.
Improv Jam: Thursday 23rd January
The Corner, 8 Stoney Street Nottingham NG1 1LH
Entry Price: £3