Monday, January 27, 2014

Logic Improv

Okay, so today I tested out a little theory of improv and it really helped the start of the scene. It hasn't been fully fleshed out BUT I'm gonna keep doing it, if it tends to work.

The inspiration was watching Anthony Atamanuik on roo roo in youtube videos. There was a little subtitle saying, "Let everything affect you". I thought about it and he was actually doing that. Most of the time it was affecting him negatively but it was affecting him and it was obvious.

He introduced himself in a scene and the response was very situational. "We crashed and rolled here.", his response was, "You rolled here, that's impressive, this is 6 miles off the road"

I thought about this in terms of initiation. First off, who affects you.... for the most part people you know. A person very rarely gets affected by a stranger and if they do it's never really confrontational, since chances are it's negative. So, you have to really know the PERSON or the SITUATION.

Lets look at types of sentences. Command. Observation. Question.  

My experiment is that if I respond to an initiation that is personal and up the situation to the nth degree,

Get Me a Sandwich. (to me)
That's a hell of thing to ask your mom as she just came back from chemo.

Get it together, Justin. (to the other person as if it's to themselves)
You lost our son to egyptians?

Damn you, God. (an outsider)
Do you really want that as your last words, dad?

The car is blue. (outside)
That's the only description you have for the man who stole our son?

You're looking great. (to me)
Don't fucking fuck with me, my heart is on the outside of my body.

I'm a lawyer.
Dad, stop bragging about your fucking life.

Could I get a ticket?
Way to rub it in, Dad. I get it, I should have stayed in college.

License and registration, please?
Son. You're an asshole, I'm driving home.

Who is Abraham Lincoln?
Which monument did you want to go to?!!


Digging a hole
You cheap bastard. Couldn't chalk up the cash for mom's burial.

Eating food.
You're an asshole, grandpa, you know you're deathly allergic to meat.

Fuck you, sis. Way to make fun of the fact that no one is at my party.

This is all just conjecture. But, if you really take in that first thing that is said or done. You can pin point it in seconds. I attempted it in one show, the partner went out and started sewing and I said, "Mom, you need to stop making my clothes." It kind of worked but I really had to figure it out and got a little confused.

Now, I know it's kind of a negative thing but in my mind it's fun because in each one you want the other person to stop what they are doing and they are weird. So, technically the game is there, kind of. 

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