A Philosophy on Ad-Libs

Want to add an ad-lib? No problem! 

Just run it through this quick filter:

What does the audience know?
What information does the audience have? 

The audience probably doesn’t know what just happened backstage. They may not know what happened during the last show, and they certainly don’t know the personal lives of the cast. 

If your audience doesn’t have a context, chances are good your ad-lib will fall flat. 
You might get a response from your fellow cast, but that’ll be it. 

(This is just my opinion, but it’s true.)


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