04 May 2019
10:35 am - 12:00 pm
Making the Other Person Look Good — Part 1
It is a common mantra in improv that we should “make the other person look good.” It’s consistent with the ethos that should be present in any pairing or group of improvisers — but how? Is it just attitude? Are there things we can do (or not do that we do do*) to be better at making the other person look good?
It’s too short of a session to explore the topic in depth — but we can start trying to crack the code. In “Part 1” we’ll look at this subject, at least in part, from the lens of what makes the other person look bad. And, with respect to that which we can control or impact, how to reverse engineer how to not only make the other person look better, but ultimately FANTASTIC!
An underlying belief in this session is that everyone can be a solid, contributor towards creating something wonderful, compelling, and funny on stage. We will consider plenty about how the experienced improviser can make less experienced improvisers look good, but also the other way around, too.
* You may laugh at “do do.” It’s OK.