Beyond the argument scene
Argument scenes make up too high a percentage of the scenes we present onstage, more than we need. Improvisors rely on them because it feels like 'something' is happening and feels less scary than creating something from nothing. Literature classes teach a list of potential conflicts, Man vs. Man is only one of them. The others are Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Society, Man vs. Himself, and Man vs. Technology, among others. In this workshop we will do some exercises to break the habit of arguments; practice roles we can fill other than "person-with-whom-to-argue"; and practice and analyze scenes that feature a conflict with something other than your scene partner. The application to your work will be a series of filters with which to approach a scene, and ways to break out of an argument.
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