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The Improvisation Edge by Karen Hough

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Chapter FourThe Fourth Secret of ImprovisationOops to Eureka!

Your last troupe member, who has not been involved up to this point, comes to the front of the stage and translates the whole song into sign language. The audience already is roaring, but this new addition really makes them scream.

There are slight lulls between verses of the songs, and just a minute after the sign language translator has come forward, a woman in the front row stands up to leave. In one of the lulls, everyone can clearly hear her say, “This is stupid. He’s faking. To make fun of sign language this way is offensive. I’m leaving.”

The whole audience stops laughing as she struggles to get down the aisle. Your troupe member is unsure how to finish the song, and the wind ...

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