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Improvisational Acting – Improvised Portraits

During our first session of Improvisational Acting at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center one of our tasks was to work together with a partner. The task was to create improvised portraits, and name them.

The rules to create these portraits was simple. Each person was given a different colored pen, and was allowed to make single strokes one after another. Any hesitation resulted in having to stop drawing, and choose a name. The name was created by taking turns writing a single letter.

The following is what Charlie and I created.

Improvised Portraits

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We very much enjoyed making these memorable characters! Try out this exercise yourself sometime, its loads of fun!