When improvising, we need to be creative and think beyond given situations to create new ones. I’d like to present to you a good exercise to train that exact skill: I call it ten words, one story (if you’ve been around my acting 101, you know how I like to make up names for already existing games).
This exercise works best in a group. One of the group members gives you ten words (that have nothing to do with one another, in the best case – that way, you are challenged) and you have to build up a story that makes sense using all of those ten words. The story has to has a good beginning, middle part and ending.
You might feel a little out in the blue at first, but once you practise, this really becomes a great way to train your creativity and storytelling.
-your tiny woman in a giant world