In the last few years, I've become pretty involved with an improvised theatre group here. They've got a solid following, and do something reasonably unique: main-stage long-form. For anyone with knowledge of impro, the difference is basically preparation. The group directs specific genre shows, with "rehearsals," costumes, predetermined characters, props, music, etc. The only thing left to improvise on the night is dialogue and plot.
So, in a pretty significant way, this seems like an RPG to me.
Which is why I'd like to turn their most successful show, Prognosis: Death, into an RPG.
Here's the source material I'm working with -
... and words.
It's an "improvised science fiction supernatural medical soap opera." At the moment, I'm just trying to figure out how to play the relationship between impro and RPGs. Can anyone point me towards the best discussions for this kind of thing? I know there are a lot of people who indicate a relationship between the two, but I can't find anything that really blows me away in terms of genuine insight.
I should acknowledge that I don't yet have the intellectual property rights. The idea is to approach the director with a solid pitch, once I know what I'm doing.