A TIP FOR SLAMMERS: Endings are HUGELY important in leaving the audience (and judges) with a feeling that an impro was a success. Don’t let the impro trickle on while you look for a logical ending that completes the story. When the time is up grab the FIRST opportunity that has some chance of working and do two things …
- say it really loudly and really importantly
- say it to convince your scene partner that this is definitely the end of the conversation
We tried this technique in our SLAM SKILL BUILDER workshop and it had a high success rate.
Endings are important. It is the last thing an audience hears. That last impression informs their view about the story and the experience.