This improv game is in the following improv game categories:
This is a Long Form
format. It starts with one rather long scene,
which is followed by other, probably shorter, scenes that somehow connect to
the first scene. Possible connections are:
- Characters return
- Characters of situations mentioned in the first scene appear in the
- Subsequent scenes take place in the same environment as the first scene
The reason why the first scene should be fairly long is that it should
provide enough information for other scenes to build on. The name
`Deconstruction` can be interpreted as "Take a first scene, and then
deconstruct it by using characters, locations, situations, played or referred
to, and play/re-use those in further scenes".
Deconstruction originated at ImprovOlympic in Chicago.
For a long discussion about the format and its origin see
Chicago Improv .