if you’ve ever gone to an acting class or a theatre camp, or if you like party games and have a comedian friend or two, you may have heard of the improv game “first line, last line.” “first line, last line” is an improvisation game structured by two sentences of a story or scene written down on a piece of paper: the first line and the last line. the two participants decide who will say the first line and who will say the last line and their job is to begin with the “first line” and create a story in the moment that eventually ends with the predetermined “last line.”
this week’s adventureclub assignment is a variation on this beloved improvisation game.
how to play”first line, last line”-adventureclub edition:
1. find a fellow adventure seeker and compose 5 sentences each for a total of 10 sentences, or follow along with the first and last lines posted daily on adventureclubinteractive.com.
2. create a plan outlining five days of first lines and last lines. 5 of these sentences will be the “first line” and 5 of these sentences will be the “last line.” alternate authorship of the first and last lines.
for example, on monday adventureseeker A provides the first line and adventureseeker B provides the last line. on tuesday, adventureseeker B provides the first line and adventureseeker A provides the last line.
3. each day you will be writing a story using the predetermined “first line” and “last line” for the day. begin your short story/dialogue/essay with the first line and then keep going! who knows where the story will take you…
4. …find your way back to complete your short story/dialogue/essay with the the last line.
5. bonus: include a photo or two or an illustration that relates to your written work and include that with your completed submissions.
as always, we invite you to share your work with us at adventureclubinteractive.com