Mirror – Follow the Follower
Following the Follower gives the players a Direct Experience
This most essential exercise has many variations. Note the sidecoaching is not done to any one person, but in general, allowing each team to use what they need and ignore the coach if already doing it.
Also note that once I see the group following the follower, I added Heighten and Explore, sensing they might get some insight into this more advanced sidecoach which we will cover in later sessions.
I wrote about my experience with Mirror in the blog post “How I Met Viola Spolin“.
Everyone who involves himself or herself and responds with his or her total organism to an art form usually gives back what is commonly called talented and creative behavior. When players respond joyously, effortlessly, you will know that the theater is, then, in their very bones.
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