Some attitudes and principles that are helpful for creating Full Spectrum Improvisational
Theatre & many other art/ life activities:
- Trust your own impulses and intuition and don’t worry about what you think the world, (or the class or the teacher) expects of you.
- Think of the activity as an experiment and be good-natured about the whole process.
- Relax and welcome the joy of play.
- Stay present in your body, let your sensory awareness inform you.
- Let the physical and emotional life lead you to the verbal life of any scene or story.
- Get to know your “inner critic“ and learn to identify his/her voice. Practice co-existing with the critic without being dominated by him/her/them.
- Take risks and be willing to make “mistakes”. There are no “right” or “wrong” choices.
- Connect and co-operate with your partners. Be willing to lead or follow.
- Listen with your ears, body, eyes, soul.
- Commit yourself fully to whatever you are doing. Give yourself over to what the work needs.
- Let go of trying to be “original” or “funny”. That will trigger the judging mind. In theatre we value both the light and shadow side of human experience.
- Stay in the moment and embrace the reality of the moment, as much as possible.
- Develop trust so you can tell the truth, emotionally, verbally and physically.