THERE IS NO MIMING IN IMPROV!!

Definition of Mime:

“form of entertainment in which a performer plays a character or tells a story without words by using body movements and facial expressions”

I may be holding a glass, but that isn’t mime.  That’s my subconscious life in action.

What does that mean?

It means that my emotional state is illustrated whether I am drinking fast or drinking slow, whether I have a beer or a lemonade.

Objects in improv are links to our inner psyche as well as our emotional being.

If I get scared, maybe I drop the glass.  Or perhaps if I’m happy, I’m giving a pinata to my friend for their birthday.  I’m a different person if I give a motorcycle vs a pinata vs a piece of jewelry.

IT’S NOT MIME, IT’S MIND

 

 

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