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:

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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….

Fail.

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