Improv

with Pilar Uribe

Every script is the answer to a question. It’s up to the actor to discover (and sometimes create) that question. In this episode, Anne & Pilar are here to keep you on your toes with improv techniques + exercises. They will teach you how to stay fresh with your reads, and - more importantly - why it’s necessary to know the script, scene, and emotions for everything you read. Whether it be E-Learning, IVR, or commercial, you’ll be ready to tackle it with authentic reactions + diverse copy interpretations like a #VOBOSS.


In this episode, Anne & Pilar keep it fresh with improv exercises + techniques that will make all your reads flavorful & unique!

"Improv is all about change." - Pilar

About Pilar Uribe

Pilar Uribe is a bilingual voice actor, telenovela star, and radio personality. Born and raised in New York City, she broke into show business with roles in Yo Soy Betty La Fea (Ugly Betty), Pobre Pablo, and El Cartel, filmed in Colombia and Miami. She recorded and produced for WLRN Miami-South Florida and now lives in Los Angeles, where she records voice over for television, radio, and films.



Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. Improv is all about adding onto what you are given, whether it be a sentence in conversation or a VO script! #VOBOSS

  2. It’s important to understand the moment before a script starts. Making up a scenario for your character or improving lines leading into copy can help!

  3. Improv creates narrative knowledge for the actor to draw from during performance. #VOBOSS

  4. Create a clear scene with your improv. Know who you are speaking to + what the world around you is. #VOBOSS

  5. Improv-ing different scenarios with a script can help you get creative with your reads.

  6. You have less time to overthink your performance when you improv + switch up your delivery. It stays fresh + natural. #VOBOSS

  7. All copy is the answer to a question. Improv helps you discover the question. #VOBOSS

  8. Don’t forget movement! Once you set up a scene, move through it + react to elements in that scene. #VOBOSS

  9. Improv is about change! Change your character, mentality, physicality. Anything to move you away from sameness. #VOBOSS

  10. Practice! Take sentences or fragments of copy and imagine different scenarios + reads with them. #VOBOSS


"You have to be in that story & scene, really telling the story." - Anne

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