Play both sides

With an accomplice, make a circumstance with a potential clash, for example, guardians at a police headquarters after their children are gotten for underage drinking. One member plays an anxious do-gooder; the other is laid-back and thinks laws are intended to be broken. Have a discussion where everybody alternates communicating how they feel and reacting. When it feels total, stop the scene and switch sides; at that point experience it again with the jobs turned around. As improvisers, we need to be free from being ‘right’— rather, we need to be opened up and simply do what our character would do. This breeds acknowledgment and collaboration in any circumstance since it constrains you to ‘shield’ the opposite side.” — Rebecca Stuard, imaginative executive of Improvolution in the New York City region

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