7 Tips

Jumping into an improv jam can be a scary thing, especially if you’ve never improvised before. Following these tips will help you ease your worries and increase the likelihood for a successful jam!

7 Tips for a better improv jam

Lower your expectations

If you’re coming to a jam expecting “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?”, then you’re in the wrong place.

Respect physical boundaries

Aside from editing, if you don’t know someone, avoid touching them. Err on the side of caution, even if it feels like a “kind” or “positive” touch, it may not be wanted.

Use your imagination

This is improv, we can be whoever and whatever we wanna be! Avoid endowing your scene partner with something based on their physical appearance. A woman can play a man, and so on.

Help create an inclusive environment.
No sexism, No racism, No discriminatory behavior

We don’t need to be assholes to be funny!

Listen, agree, support

Listen to your scene partners, agree with what they give you and support it by adding to it.

Don’t be a hero

Instead of thinking you’ll save a scene by stealing attention, try to support it.

Have fun!

This is a fun, low stakes environment to play together, so don’t forget to be positive and enjoy yourselves.

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