Improv is making stuff up.
(Stone me this page needs a facelift. We were going to get some group photos to put on it but then a plague hit. Excuses excuses I know, but still, look at it. Stark.)
Improv. Creating and performing stuff in the moment, in the same moment, often in a team. Some people do it for laughs. You don’t have to; it doesn’t have to be funny. It is fun though. It is enormous fun. And it is very sociable.
Improv works the imagination. Improv takes the problem solving, solution finding, consensus finding bits of your brain for a light jog and a bit of a workout, and most people report feeling energised and more creative after a session; more able to empathise and to come up with ideas.
Without wanting to bury people in jargon we’re going to try to present the cases for improv here, but there is one that we’re going to stress time and again:
It is a laugh. It is a brilliant, energising, engaging, liberating, laugh.