Improv Face Off combines students from different schools on teams with people from other schools who have been working on playing the same improvisation games. A good improviser will embrace the opportunity to work with new identities on familiar games, as students will get to work with peers they are meeting for the first time. This event will take place during one workshop session in each schedule.
Each school may submit one team of five students who have been working solidly on the games that will be scored by the Improv Face Off Moderators.
Participants must learn the three games that will be adjudicated at the event prior to arriving at Conference. Teams are expected to practice these games and learn their rules to the best of their abilities.
Instructions and models for how to play these gamesare posted below.
For this event, five players from each school are broken up and placed on a new team consisting of five students from five different schools. At the beginning of the workshop session, each team will have 15 minutes to meet in their assigned room, warm up, and go over the three games they will be playing together.
Points are awarded based on
Each group’s ability to play together as a cohesive unit. The games in this event are to be played by all members of the team. Group participation and each individual’s ability to participate in a way that helps build something unique and as a team is essential. This most definitely includes being able to give and take focus in a way that is polite and helps to share the stage without railroading one another.
A group’s ability to follow the rules set forth by the Improv Coordinator. This is especially important, as many games are taught by different names or with slightly different rules. In order to maintain consistency across the board for the event, it is imperative that all teams learn to play these games by the same rules by viewing the model videos online. If any of the teams have clarification questions about how to play the games after viewing the videos, they need to contact the Improv coordinator for clarification so as not to rehearse the game differently from other students. Improv Coordinator: Delle Kincaid firstname.lastname@example.org
Ability to play each game within the allotted time limit.
Playing at the top of their intelligence, i.e., no blue or shock value humor, please… & thank you!
Registering for Improv Face Off
Teams will be registered on a first come, first served basis. Once all spots have been filled, schools will be placed on a waiting list. Registration opens on the 1st day of October and closes on The last school day in December. The final Improv Face Off School List will be released once the Conference schedule is finalized in January. Remember that to participate fully in Improv Face Off each team needs to view the Improv examples posted online to learn the rules of the games used for the Improv Face Off event and to practice them with their home team.