Difference Engine

In improvisation, contrast and variety are invaluable. After a hilarious scene, a touching story has great impact. If the pace is frenetic, something slow and simple becomes remarkably satisfying. Breaking patterns keeps the audience (and players) alert and interested because they are curious about what might come next.

Working with an awareness of what has come before feeds our inspiration. Given the challenge of posing one thing against another, creativity becomes effortless and a broad range of scenes naturally emerge. A love story between giants. A desert island. A battle royale of millions of sperm.

This workshop will help you use opposites and contradiction to fuel (choiceless) choices and bring freshness to characters, setting, mood and emotion. You’ll experience how meaning and engagement arises not just from immediate content, but the larger context surrounding it. Your improvisation with run smoothly under the power the Difference Engine.