Improv Cultivates Attunement, Agility And Adaptability

judetrederwolff
5 min readFeb 3, 2024

Attunement is attention, active listening, perceiving and recognizing cues. Agility is the capacity to let go of assumptions or expectations enough to absorb and act effectively in response to the reality we face. Adaptability is being flexible and able to adjust to new conditions. Improvisation offers insight into our own behaviors and patterns along a path of growing these capacities, that we can apply to real life situations at home and work. “Using Nominal Group Technique To Determine Skills That Applied Improvisation Can Teach Profession Education Learners” PEC Innovation 2023

There is an improv game called Search Party, in which each player is impacted by a request from another player to create a “chain of scenes” that are inter-connected in unexpected and unpredictable ways. Here’s how it goes:

On Zoom:
Player 1 initiates by making a specific request to another player, and in that initiation identifies who the characters are to one…

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judetrederwolff

LCSW, CGP, CPAI, writer/performer, storyteller, storytelling coach. Improviser on team AURA at Magnet Theater in NYC. Storytelling coach for individuals & orgs