Anger is Okay

One pitfall of the “yes and” rule of improv that demands agreement in order for a scene to be successful is that is that it can be tricky to deal with anger while agreeing.  So the easy thing to do is avoid anger in scenes, but that’s not always the best thing to do.

Improvising Better suggests an exercise called “Emotional Rants,” to counteract this tendency, where one actor is essentially emotionally neutral and the other is a hothead, raging at the most banal line.  Then you switch places.

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