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The Upside of Turbulence by Donald Sull

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6.

KEEPING THE MAP FLUID

You are standing on a stage before a rowdy audience, many of them pretty liquored up. Four other people are on stage, and you are about to play a game where the group tells a story together. The first person begins, the second adds to the story, and so on. Audience members shout suggestions for a title, many bawdy, and you choose “The Day I Went to the Zoo.” The game begins. You have no script, no director, no time to rehearse. Your mouth goes dry and your heart pounds as the audience falls silent and stares at you to see what happens next. What do you do? Freeze up? Panic? Leave the stage? Many people consider this their worst nightmare. For improvisational comedians, it is just another day at the office.

Improvisation ...

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