Workshop: The Protagonist Gets What They Want

Beyond point of view, discovering your character’s wants and goals can help create scenes navigate memorable moments without stalling or losing track of the narrative. Let the protagonist chase their want. Other performers contribute to the scene by helping or hindering that quest but always measured against the protagonist’s stated want. If the protagonist succeeds, will they like what they said they wanted?

Especially helpful for creating characters with fortitude without having to be the most extroverted performer on stage. Part of the HEIST Takes Improv series

Suitable for: Improvisors with experience creating and performing characters | Duration: 90 minutes | Participants: 20 performers each (in-person and virtual | Agenda)

Photo: Melody Maloney Photo (IG: @melodymaloneyphoto)

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