Story Montage

With this “game,” we explore possibilities for improvising stories with each other.

  1. Begin with text. (Anyone may begin. This person becomes the “lead storyteller.”)
  2. The lead storyteller works with the “basic story structure”: set the situation, throw in an obstacle, draw toward a conclusion. (It helps to start with a character’s name and a specific goal.)
  3. Meanwhile, “supporting storytellers” experiment with echoes and extensions of the words, always remaining open to taking over as storyteller.
  4. The lead storyteller owns the story until a second person picks it up.

Possible variations: create a story montage with movement or music.

Posted by on May 30th, 2013

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