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Portland State University

1. Fortier, Brad. Long Form Improvisation - Creating Spontaneous Communities Through Collaborative Comedic Performance.

Degree: MAIS, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2008, Portland State University

Improvisational theater can tell us much about the driving social and cultural forces behind collaboration and collective constructions of reality, as well as the sorts of behaviors and practices that bolster their efficacy. The collaboration of the performers on generating a comedic piece of theater spontaneously from audience suggestions in a long improvisation creates a sense of what Victor Turner called communitas for the performers. That phenomenon can create a larger sense of socio-emotional unity between the audience and performers. Turning an anthropological lens on comedy theater, this presentation explores the performer-audience dynamic and its impact on the success of an improvised comedic performance. Research was conducted through an ethnography of improvisational acting troupes and their audiences in Rochester, New York, and presents a series of unique situated references that help delineate a social bond between the audience and performers, or a "micro" version of what Gary Allan Fine and Michaela DeSoucey term a "joking culture." Advisors/Committee Members: Sharon Carstens.

Subjects/Keywords: Improvisation (Acting); Comedy  – Social aspects

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APA (6th Edition):

Fortier, B. (2008). Long Form Improvisation - Creating Spontaneous Communities Through Collaborative Comedic Performance. (Masters Thesis). Portland State University. Retrieved from http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/open_access_etds/32

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Fortier, Brad. “Long Form Improvisation - Creating Spontaneous Communities Through Collaborative Comedic Performance.” 2008. Masters Thesis, Portland State University. Accessed October 20, 2019. http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/open_access_etds/32.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Fortier, Brad. “Long Form Improvisation - Creating Spontaneous Communities Through Collaborative Comedic Performance.” 2008. Web. 20 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Fortier B. Long Form Improvisation - Creating Spontaneous Communities Through Collaborative Comedic Performance. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Portland State University; 2008. [cited 2019 Oct 20]. Available from: http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/open_access_etds/32.

Council of Science Editors:

Fortier B. Long Form Improvisation - Creating Spontaneous Communities Through Collaborative Comedic Performance. [Masters Thesis]. Portland State University; 2008. Available from: http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/open_access_etds/32

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