There are 12 cases that give us the same amount of possible scenarios of work, investigation, and approach. We have these specific situations to bring up, deepen, and develop the Improv Theater. Consequently, we are able to use it as a powerful tool, which will transform the daily habit of the participants.
These 12 situations have names and surnames, which allow us to connect with them in a perceptive way to the process and session that we are creating. Try to think of a session as if William were going to be present. We can encounter a real situation and the general situation of a group that suffers at the same time. Indeed, how to alleviate or transform these situations is an important challenge.
In other words, our project is like a rough diamond in our hand. If we are able to polish and discover its underlying potential, this project will sparkle and bring light to everyone who sees it.
Here are the suggested scenarios:
- Exiled autistic students
- Unspeakable mental illness
- Body shaming
- Relationship issues with parents
- Emotional violence perpetrated by ignoring and rejecting a person with mental health issues
- Emotional violence perpetrated by using patronizing and controlling attitudes towards a person with mental health issues
- Lack of autonomy provoked by others in people with mental health issues
- Verbal violence perpetrated by insulting and ignoring at the same time a young student with mental health issues
- The monologue
- This is my home…too!
- I never get angry…
- Why don’t you leave me alone!
These scenarios remind us that 6 basic types of emotions do exist in humans: fear, disgust, sadness, surprise, and joy. Going deeper into these emotions in a playful way is our endeavor. It is crucial to know what is happening at each moment and how to transmit it. Also, we need to find out where these fears of rejection come from, including the verbal violence and lack of acceptance of who we are.
The improv and the emotion management proceed in parallel. They allow us get to know ourselves better and enjoy all the edges of our personality. However, keep in mind the fundamental rule of the improv technique: ACCEPT AND CARRY ON. We will work a lot with the “ACCEPT AND CARRY ON” concept, so the improvised stories we create are going to make sense and the dramaturgy of what we need to tell is interesting. Otherwise, we will enter an unnecessary conflict loop that will not allow us to advance in our life and history.
By applying the rules of improv theatrical technique to these specific cases, we are going to learn how to interpret any role that we must perform within the theater of life.
The improv technique strongly connects us with joy, attention, gratitude, and collaboration. We all have to put something of ourselves so that the sessions can advance and create coherence.
Through these sessions, we are going to discover how to take advantage of the daily essence to improve our life quality. It also includes how to live each present moment, moment by moment, here and now, with imagination and enthusiasm.