This improv game is in the following improv game categories:
This is a improv format that consists of monologues. The story is not played, but told.
The players (typically 3 or 4) line up in front of the audience, Based on
a single audience suggestion they all tell the same story, each as their
own character in that story.
The play usually starts with every character introducing him or herself. The
order in which characters speak is not really important, as long as they all speak.
After the introductions, things start to happen. Every character reflects on
what is happening from their own perspective, and each character adds elements to
Keep going (and make sure that every character keeps contributing) and
Reincorporating as long as things stay interesting.
Also known as Spoon River. Also known as Moon River. Also known as Goon River.
Also known as Spork River.
See also Voices From Heaven for a short form game version which is
really based on the same handle.
Origin unknown, but the story goes that the name of the format would be
inspired by a book Spoon River by Edgar Lee Masters (hop on to
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This is a great way of exercising monologues!
Referring back to the work of Masters, many groups tend to end the format
with the death of (one or more of) the character(s).