I’m rewatching this episode right now and I’m still not over these two.
LOOK AT THEIR OUTFITS. THIS SHIT IS (pea)NUTS.
This was so fun and good it was a borderline surreal experience for me. Because I was in character as a complete curmudgeon, I couldn’t fully express how psyched I was when I saw everybody on board with the bit in fully committed beachwear. Then when the Apehangers broke into their first song I was shocked. I don’t remember if it was a secret or if I wasn’t listening when Gethard told me, but I was honestly very surprised when everybody on the panel started changing their clothes too. I didn’t know that was going to happen.
Okay. So let’s say I created some loops and now they’re in my loop library. When I email the Garageband project to somebody else, those loops that I created won’t play on their computer, because their computer doesn’t have those loops in their library.
BUT: I’m unable to drag+drop the loops I need to send into a folder. It seems like I can’t do anything with them besides play with them inside Garageband.
Don’t be fooled by that title. I have no advice for Two Person improv teams. Instead I am asking for other people to give advice.
I’m often asked for advice by people starting their own 2 person groups. I understand this! Will and I perform as the Brothers Hines and are both teachers. We should…
The big hurdle I have noticed is getting performers to mentally adjust to the fact that fast paced energy and rock solid premise are not huge priorities like they might be in shorter, practice group/Harold flavored scenes. Longer silences between lines are welcome. Non-sequiturs, tangents, and personal opinions are great, so long as the performer saying them is listening to him/herself, and the other performer is listening for a way to connect it to a larger, playable character choice made earlier in the scene, or looking for a way to tie it into a larger justification that has yet to be made.
My favorite two person scenes are ones where location and what’s going on are established early on, and then the performers spend the rest of the scene cultivating their character POVs, motivations etc. by having an eagle eye on their scene partner.
I’m stopping here because I have no idea if I write well about improv theory. I coached a two person team last week and it was a blast. What I wrote above is what I took away from it, but I don’t know if it makes sense anywhere besides inside my head.