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If you`re tired of asking the same old stuff over and over
a summary history book (you know - something like "History of the 19th
Century" - a book that summarizes the historical highlights of every year
within a century), ask for a page number and pick anything off that page.
You`ll get plenty of different locations, characters, objects (the invention
of the light bulb) and so on.
Instead of asking for something specific, you can also just start talking
they mention as a scene starter.
Asking for that much information may even be necessary for games like
Day in the Life .
Be creative with the actual use of suggestions in a scene.
Classic example is using the location
`Bathroom` only to step through the mirror into a kind of Alice in Wonderland
Instead of just asking for
suggestions before a scene, why not ask the audience to write down suggestions on slips of paper before the performance? Put these in a hat and just draw suggestions before the scene. Or stick them on a dartboard and have an audience pick the suggestion by `darting` it.
There is a long list of ask-fors at LearnImprov.com .
On YesAnd.com you`ll find the Ask-For Superstore (