Sweep Edit

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A sweep edit is the most commonly used edit in longform improvisational theatre. They are sometimes referred to as "swipes" or "wipes."


To sweep edit, a player, either in the scene or offstage, walks or runs across the front of the action of the scene, ending the scene completely and beginning a new one. Followed by the tag edit, it is by far the most popular method of editing, being employed in standard Harolds, Armandos, and Montages.

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