THERE IS NO MIMING IN IMPROV!!
Definition of Mime:
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