If you wanna get better at improv go to rehearsal and practice your scenes with music underneath. I like to use soundtrack music from movies, the instrumental music. Do your scenes with that music underneath and bring that energy into your scenes. Now, when you go on stage for a show, bring a little song with you. When you step out, have a song in mind and play your scene with that character, that you’re playing with that music in your heart. And it’s gonna change the energy of your scenes, and if you can kinda have that music playing in your head as you’re doing your scene you’d be amazed at how much your energy can change and how much energy you’ll have in that scene. So bring a song with you when you go on stage.
Hey! Remember these? My god, it’s been so long. If you wanna get better at improv, take your show to different theaters. I see a lot of improvisers, really experienced improvisers- been doing this a really long time, they’ve got a great show and I always see that show at their one local theater. And I’m like, why aren’t they taking that show on the road? So this is to you, this is to the improviser who has a show that they do every single whenever at their local theater. Why arent you bringing that show to other spots? It’s a good challenge for you, as the show producer to see if your show can fill seats at another venue where you’re not known kind of in the local community. So there’s that. And um and if your theater- your local theaters like, “Hey you can’t do your show somewhere else.”, I mean hey I don’t know. I say shame on the theater owner that says you can’t take that show out of here. But I don’t know if that’s a thing, maybe I’m just making stuff up. But my point is this: if you’re creating your own show take it on the road, take it to different locations, challenge yourself.