This is Part 3 of a series documenting and analyzing the process of producing an original improvised theatre performance.
Rehearsals are ruined by indecision and inaction. Try it, decide, move on.
Rehearsal schedules vary depending on the cast, familiarity with the form or structure, and cast size. This article focuses on an 8, 2-hour rehearsal sessions of a brand new show with a fresh cast. To that end, the rehearsal schedule should be broken into three main phases:
- Discover and finalize the structural elements of the form from beginning to end.
- Practice the form with direct, immediate feedback on the improvisation itself.
- Polish the overall feel of the show as all elements come together.