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Drama Game: The Expert

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Jul 2, 2013 Drama Games , , 1 Comment

Kid ExpertType:  Improv, Creativity

Purpose:  A great beginning improv exercise that forces kids to quickly come up with original material.

Procedure:

1.  Students become “experts” on certain subjects.

2.  Student take turns going in front of class.

3.  You or the audience give a subject that the student is expert in (i.e.. Cereal, Hairstyling, Fruit, Mexico, etc.)

4.  The student must talk about that subject expertly for one minute.

5.  They should be encouraged to not stop talking and to say whatever comes to mind no matter how absurd. The only rule is they can never stop talking.

NOTE:

–  Consider adding some sort of prop to make it more fun. Perhaps some silly professor glasses, or a clipboard, etc.

–  With more advanced kids consider asking them to take on different personalities as well.

–  For a more advanced version, see Talk Show Expert.

 

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“It’s not often that I genuinely laugh at material written for this age group or genuinely get a lump in my throat. It’s so rewarding watching my younger actors perform material that doesn’t write down to them.”

Samuel Bush
September 20, 2014

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