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