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So, say “yes.” In fact, say “yes” as often as you can. When I was starting out in Chicago, doing improvisational theatre with Second City and other places, there was really only one rule I was taught about improv. That was, “yes-and.” In this case, “yes-and” is a verb. To “yes-and.” I yes-and, you yes-and, he, she or it yes-ands. And yes-anding means that when you go onstage to improvise a scene with no script, you have no idea what’s going to happen, maybe with someone you’ve never met before. To build a scene, you have to accept. To build anything onstage, you have to accept what the other improviser initiates on stage. They say you’re doctors—you’re doctors. And then, you add to that: We’re doctors and we’re trapped in an ice cave. That’s the “-and.” And then hopefully they “yes-and” you back. You have to keep your eyes open when you do this. You have to be aware of what the other performer is offering you, so that you can agree and add to it. And through these agreements, you can improvise a scene or a one-act play. And because, by following each other’s lead, neither of you are really in control. It’s more of a mutual discovery than a solo adventure. What happens in a scene is often as much a surprise to you as it is to the audience

--Stephen Colbert, from his Commencement Address to Knox College

It was bugging me that someone thought I was trying to pass this off as my words.~ Mariana

Posted by Mariana on June 21, 2006 with category tags of

When you plagiarise that blatantly, I would suggest that you don't link to the original document.
   comment by LePhil (#198) on June 23, 2006

I thought it was clear I was quoting him directly, hence the link.
   comment by Mariana (#35) on June 23, 2006

Also, could I possibly claim that I started doing Improv at Second City?
   comment by Mariana (#35) on June 23, 2006

I fixed it.
   comment by Mariana (#35) on June 25, 2006


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