ConclusionPractice. Then Celebrate!

Improvisers are often the most over-rehearsed people in the performance industry. That fact takes some people by surprise. But, as we’ve seen, improvisation is built upon preparation, skilled behaviors, and collaboration, so we should assume that troupes land onstage only after getting ready for any possibility. They practice and practice and practice so that no matter what happens, they are as ready as they can be. They practice thinking on their feet, flexibility, adaptability, and radical collaboration. Then the performers can trust both themselves and their colleagues to handle anything.

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