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I’m gonna write a short story with that exact scenario. Like someone from Alabama goes to California and some dude just sits next to her at a coffee shop and is just like “Here’s my life story”, and she’s just all “What d’you want me to do with this? Eat it?”
This could be the Moffat bible
I feel there could be a connection between this information and improv, but I haven’t been able to figure it out yet. Any thoughts?
I feel like this would be bad advice for early improvisors. I would want to say “don’t assume everyone knows where you are, who you are. State it clearly up top.” And if you have a “secret,” say it, it will help move the scene along. More experienced teams might not need these provisions, but in improv, getting on the same page should be goal #1.Source: ivyblossom