This type of theatre requires relatively little preparation and relies instead on improvisation. The art of performing without a script is found all around the world. Often the public is invited to choose a theme for the improvisation, e.g. by indicating where the scene should be set, what professions and characteristics the participants should have etc.
Stockholm’s Improvisation Theatre developed a performance in cooperation with VA (Public & Science) for Researchers’ Night on asthma and allergies. The actors improvised scenes on what it is like to suffer from asthma and allergies, interspersed with explanatory elements from a researcher in the field.
Target group: Broad, flexible.
Preparations: Plan a theme and format and book a venue. Market the event.
Challenges: The result is very much dependent on the standard of improvisation.
Benefits: Requires relatively little preparation. Very popular among young people.