Advanced Search      About Us      Author’s Corner      Request a Catalog      Writer’s Guidelines      FAQs      Contact Us      Home  
Pioneer Drama Service
Contemporary Drama
Christian Plays and Musicals

 Children's Theatre
 Comedies, Skits
 Language Arts
 Monologues, Duets
 Musical Theatre
 Play Anthologies
 Readers Theatre
 Scenes, Auditions
 Speech, Forensics
 Theatre Arts CDs
 Theatre Arts DVDs
 Theatre Games
 Theatre Textbooks
Back to Results

View Table of Contents

Improvisation for Actors and Writers

A guidebook for improv lessons in comedy

Age Level: All Ages

Far more than simply an overview of improv comedy, this theatre book helps actors, writers, and comedians learn the basics as taught in all the major comedy schools. First, the do’s and don’ts of the Comedy Improv Commandments. Next, the concepts that, when understood, hit the student like falling anvils: Anvil #1: Collaboration -- Working with the "Group Mind," Anvil #2: Agreement -- "Just Say Yes," Anvil #3: Foundation -- "Who, What, and Where," Anvil #4 -- "Finding the Game." There are twenty-nine chapters in five sections: 1. Improv Comedy Schools, 2. Improv Comedy Basics, 3. Comic Character Development, 4. Long Form Improv, and 5. Writing Sketch Comedy. Successful improv requires the skill of the actor, the talent of the comedian, and the ideas of the writer rolled into one. This drama book tells how it can all be done for performers and teachers.

(200 pages, 5½ x 8½, paperback)

This title is now carried by Pioneer Drama Service.  Click here to order on Pioneer's web site.