Presidents Obama and Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Trudeau, speaking in Ottawa for the North American Leaders summit on Wednesday, startled the world with an ‘absolutely perfect’ four hour performance of the Improv game ‘one-voice.’
‘One voice,’ or ‘one mouth,’ is an improv game in which two or more people try to speak as one. The object is to have the group speak as if they were one person. This is done, not by having one person lead the pack, but by having the group share each word as it is formed.
The Obama, Peña Nieto and Trudeau performance had no awkward pauses, no overlapping words, and the three maintained eye-contact with the audience throughout.
In a single well projected voice, in perfect unison, matching intonation, volume and even accent precisely, Obama, Peña Nieto and Trudeau delivered a single, spontaneous, expertly pitched, brilliantly-paced, four hour speech defending globalism, open borders and the North American free trade agreement. The speech even included tangents on the subjects of climate change and the recent Brexit referendum.
Even more astonishing is the fact that the one-voice performance continued as the three world leaders answered questions from press from each of their countries about the prospects of a protectionist President Donald Trump.
“It is my firm belief,” said Obama, Peña Nieto and Trudeau in their single impressive voice, “that shaping globalism in accordance with the values that our three countries care deeply about is going to be good for us.”
The one-voice performance continued, “one of the things that’s easy to forget in the inflated rhetoric of an election campaign is that the relationship between our three countries is a lot deeper than the individual leaders.”
Obama, Peña Nieto and Trudeau’s four hour long performance was hailed by improv experts as a masterclass of ‘One Voice.’ Chicago’s famous Second City improv has tweeted that the Obama, Peña Nieto, Trudeau ‘One-Voice’ performance is ‘The greatest example of one-voice ever performed. Will never be beat.’