Accept and Offer

I’m reading Impro by Keith Johnstone. There’s an interesting passage where he talks about a type of improvisation called “accept and offer”. The “accept” is to take your partners line and involve yourself, and continue, with it, the “offer” is to add something to the dialogue to move it somewhere new. So I thought I’d try it:

Image by easylocum

OFFER: Me (after eating at cafe and having to settle the bill when leaving which they let their preferred customers do): “Well I thought I’d try a runner to see how quick you were!”

ACCEPT: Waitress: “Well I’m pretty quick!”

BLOCK: “I bet you are!”

Awkward silence….


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: