Improv: Building Ideas With the Yes, and Principle : Improv: Physical Offer DemoOn August 11, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
We’re talking about yes, and. Making offers,
accepting offers, and building on those offers in a connected way. Right now we’re focusing
on the different kind of offers you can make. I want to talk to you about making physical
offers. Physical offers are any kind of movement, space work or mime that might, that you might
do on stage. And it gives us lots of information about your character, and the world of the
scene. Right now, Shannon is going to make a physical offer, we’re going to take a look
at that physical offer and then we’re going to see how I would yes, and that physical
offer. So Shannon’s going to make a physical offer. Great. Excellent. So I don’t know if you could
tell, but he was pouring a drink in that physical offer. I think he did a really nice job. So
yeah, you had a pitcher, and a glass, and you poured a drink. So that gives us a lot
of information about the scene. And, and and now what I going to do is, I’m going to, he’s
going to repeat the offer and I’m going to try and yes, and it. I’m going to try to accept
what’s he’s doing and add on to it with some more information. So, let’s see it again.
Alright so, so the most, thank you, the most basic way to accept a physical offer when
he hands me that cup, I accept it, I grab that cup with the same size, and I added information,
I drank out of it and showed what kind of drink it was. To me it was a cold brewski.
I don’t know if you could tell that. That was in my mind. It was clear it wasn’t a hot
drink, a milk shake or something like that. So by my emotional reaction, and the way I
physically drink the drink, it gives you more information about it. So I know this stuff
is a little nit-picky and a little simple but these are the building blocks. These are
the moments that the scenes really come alive and how we create bigger and larger stories.
So it’s worthwhile to look at it piece by piece. And this demonstration which is a demonstration
on how to make a physical offer and how to accept a physical offer.