Improvisation, or improve, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters, and
dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Often, improvisers
will take an idea from the audience, or draw on some other source of inspiration to
Drama Terms II
Stakes- What the character may gain or lose as a result of an outcome (i.e., raise
Cue- The last few words of the speech that precedes the next line. Can also be
sound or movement. (i.e., taking a breath be
Drama Terms I
1. Cheating out- Movement of body must be towards the audience. Cheating Out is
turning slightly toward the audience even when performing realistic actions
and/or interactions with other actors.
2. Articulation- The
American Minstrel Theater
White men would paint their faces & neck black to represent themselves as
African Americans because it wasnt socially acceptable for African Americans to
act in a play.
Al Jolson was a famous Jewish-American singer, actor, and c
Stanislavski- Russian actor and director who founded the Moscow Art Theatre and
developed method acting.
Method acting- exercises that encourage actors/actresses to explore character
motivations in order to give performances depth & naturalism. This techn