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Montage is a long form improv format. At its simplest, a Montage is a series of scenes of no particular structure based off of a single suggestion.
- Ask the audience for a suggestion.
- Start the first scene based on that suggestion.
- When there is an appropriate time to edit, a player on the back row edits the scene
- The player that edits the scene may start the new one.
- Repeat the editing process until you have a few scenes going.
- Once a comfortable number has been reached, revisit your previous scenes and perform a second beat. Three or four scenes is recommended. Try to incorporate the new information that has been offered in other scenes, but do not force connections.
- Heighten the scenes with each beat.
- A Montage may run within a time limit, and you will receive a blackout when a decent punchline is found. Otherwise, end the show when you have concluded all or several of the story lines.
- When a player edits the scene, the next scene can be directly inspired by the previous scene or suggestion.
- Have characters from multiple story lines interact, possibly creating new or solving old problems.
- The Trampoline: Each scene attempts to play the opposite of the last scene.