ABOUT THE BOOK
The Visual Guide to Improv is an illustrated handbook in improvisation theater. It explains tricky concepts, ideas, techniques and formats through illustrations and concrete, easy-to-use tips. Whether you are a student or performer wanting to develop your improv skills or a teacher looking for inspiration and new tools to explain improv – this book is a must-have.
THE BOOK INCLUDES:
• 160 pages with more than 500 illustrations and infographics.
• 50 tips that will help you develop brilliant scene work.
• A crash course in classic storytelling – how to build heroes, villains and captivating stories.
• 24 tips on how to edit scenes.
• 18 improv formats.
• Inspiration for genre work – ranging from action and rom-com to Jane Austen and Alfred Hitchcock.
We believe that there are many different ways to learn improv. What works for you may not work for everyone else. Therefore, use this book as a toolbox, pick the keys that work for you and leave the others.
WHAT IS IMPROV?
Improv is theatre without a script. The improvisers create characters, environments, props, dialogue, scenes and entire stories on the spot in front of the audience. Playing improv is a lot like playing basketball. You don’t know beforehand what is going to happen during the game or how it will end. But the players still know what to do on the court. They have learned and practiced the skills of shooting, passing and dribbling the ball, working as a team and to be ready for whatever might happen.
“The Visual Guide to Improv” is a wonderfully presented treasure chest of improv jewels for performers of all levels. It’s easy to read and digest, and the great illustrations are both fun and add clarity to the points being made. A must-add to your improv collection. Congrats to Katarina and Anna! – Tim Orr, BATS Improv & Improv Playhouse of San Francisco
This book is like improvisation itself – it’s clear, full of surprises and sexy! I think you should have it at home and open it every time you need a boost of inspiration. Even if you just open a random page – ideas will follow! – Inbal Lori, 3FALLING & IMPRO TLV