Story Stealing memory exercise

STORY STEALING – Everyone in a circle. One at a time, players enter the center and tell a true, personal, 30 Second Story. Once everyone has told a story, the teacher tells the class that players now have to enter the center and recreate someone else’s story. Every story should be revisited once by another player.
Lessons:
Don’t mock; mirror – this is not about making fun of each other, it’s about making each other look good by remembering their story
The more you remember, the more options you have – you might not get the chance to revisit the story you remember best so you need to work to remember everything
Remember specifically – remembering a few specific details will be more powerful than remembering everything generally
Remember reactions – our emotional reactions are improv gold; focus on those when setting other player’s stories to memory
See what’s not shown – recreating what our fellow players initially did subconsciously is great fun. How do they stand? How do they move? What do they sound like?

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