This is a collection of games/exercises/handles/techniques for improvisation theatre. It's basically organized in Categories , and each improv Game is classified in a number of these categories. We also provide a number of Glossary and References to people, sites and books where you can find similar information.
This site does not aspire to
Yes, there are other lists, but their structure and/or organization is a bit more limited than this one (for other lists see the References page). Basically, for doing improv workshops, we needed something that we could reference per topic, and we found that most improv games/handles belong in plenty of topic categories. This site is, among other things, workshop oriented.
Most of this stuff we picked up taking Improv workshops, or we invented for improv workshops we've taught ourselves. In addition, there are a couple of good books and websites. You'll find some on the reference page. And lastly, there is a ton of information to be found on the internet. Use your favorite search engine!
Yes you can. It's free for non-commercial use- just don't claim you made the site or wrote the pdf version ;-). You can download the whole site in html, if you want. You can also download a printable version in Adobe pdf format. You can even download the programs used to build this site. Check out the Download page. You do need to be careful if you want to play some of the improv formats described here. Some formats are copyrighted. Known copyrights are listed in the Origin sections, where known/applicable.
Can I publish and/or translate the stuff I find here?
Maybe. Contact us about this and we'll discuss our conditions. Older versions of the site have been published, in English (by a company called Sun Coast Acting) as well as in Thai.
Just ask us. Nicely. Here.