The big thing from yesterday’s workshop, I think, was about taking the scene at face value. A beginning improvisor will tend to project things onto the scene to give it weight, significance, plot. A more experienced improvisor will find those things in what has already been offered, drawing them out and amplifying them. This is important because it relieves us of the pressure to “come up with something good” and instead lets us relax into the scene, focus on our partner, embrace an outward-directed style, and present ourselves naturally.
Matt Powell writes about a body language/non-verbal workshop he ran. Really love the above paragraph and need to incorporate more of it in how I play.