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Drama Game: Grab a Slip


Sep 5, 2013 Drama Games , 14 Comments

Type:  Improv, Creativity


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1.  Create slips of paper with random phrases on them.  (i.e. “The goats left for dinner already”, “Never point at a pine tree”, “Please stop looking at my earlobe”, etc.)

2.  Spread the slips of paper face down on the floor of the stage area.

3.  Ask two or three actors to improvise a scene.

4.  During the improv at random intervals yell “Grab a slip!”.  An actor must bend down in mid-sentence and grab a slip of paper, say the line, and somehow justify the line.


–  Encourage all the actors to do the best they can to stay in character and allow the line to become part of the scene.


–  “Dominoes aren’t meant to be left in the sun.”

–  “Explain yourself, quickly!”

–  “My mouth feels like wet velcro.”

–  “Never underestimate the importance of clean underwear.”

–  “One time I tried to jump over a peach tree.”

–  “You look like a confused dinosaur.”

–  “Let me brush that for you”

–  “Does my voice sound like a tiny robot?”

–  “If only everyone could see me now!”

–  “I think I’ll go to sleep on that squirrel.”

Have other random phrases?  Leave them in the comments below!


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  • bp
    Sep 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm Reply

    Hallelujah, it’s raining men!

    I usually smell like cat litter.

  • Jess
    Sep 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm Reply

    Ladders are lovely this time of year.

    Sometimes I look at the sky, and I see gorillas.

    Hypothetically, I’m running your life.

    VEGAS, BABY!!!

    Let’s get some tootsie rolls and figure this out.

    We’re like purple ducks in a grey pond.

    I keep forgetting that zebras exist.

    We may have potato understanding.

    Is that teddy bear flying the spaceship?

  • sugar
    Sep 23, 2013 at 10:35 pm Reply

    My cats breath smells like cat food.

    When are the pancakes coming in the mail?

    I like turtles.

    Sure, I’d love a sandwich!

  • Em
    Mar 9, 2014 at 3:12 am Reply

    I’m secretly a unicorn….

  • Meaghan
    Jan 27, 2015 at 5:12 pm Reply

    No thanks, I only eat yellow jellybeans.

    I only fart on Mondays.

    Red is my favourite number

    Does this look normal to you?

    You should probably get that checked out

  • Cat Rusnell
    May 4, 2015 at 1:49 pm Reply

    I like to eat roses
    Only owls wear glasses
    Foxes love to be blue
    Hats are the only food I eat

  • MRM
    Jun 3, 2016 at 5:33 am Reply

    • Why did you pull the lever. I told you not to pull the lever.
    • WAIT. The side effects of this are WHAT?
    • Stand back. She may be venomous.
    • Be careful, Agent, you may set off an alarm.
    • Where am I and why does my leg hurt so much?
    • Did she say cut the green wire or the red wire?
    • License registration please. AUGH why does it smell like cheese so strongly in here??
    • I’m paying you by the hour. Don’t you know anything besides Taylor Swift songs?
    • I thought you said he was people friendly!
    • Excuse me, is this your anteater?
    • Sorry to disturb you, but I do believe my arm has fallen off.
    • Now Mr. Ronald McDonald, do you know why I pulled you over?
    • Wait weren’t there three bears in the cage before?
    • Alright Jim, my sensors are reading that there are signs of life on this planet.
    • Who invited the caveman to this tea party??
    • How long until the oxygen runs out down here?
    • Captain, I think I see another ship off the port bow!
    • I thought mimes weren’t allowed to talk…
    • Now, son/daughter, it’s 3 in the morning. Why are you coming home so late?
    • We already have a robot butler…why would I want to buy this one?

  • Rachel
    Oct 23, 2017 at 7:25 am Reply

    ” I know your name, but could you think of something that rhymes with it?”
    “Hamsters are seriously undervalued?”
    “You seem nervous, don’t you like snakes?”
    “Popsicles are a must.”
    “I think I can only hear bells.”

  • Bex
    Oct 24, 2017 at 3:55 pm Reply

    But how do you know who wins? So they say the line then what happens ? Help as really wanna do this for my party! Thanks!

    1. Menno
      Oct 29, 2017 at 12:32 pm Reply

      You don’t win, you just have fun playing a random scene.

    2. Elizabeth
      Dec 1, 2017 at 12:17 pm Reply

      You win by “slipping your phrase in” and not getting caught. The way we play is others have 1 minute to call you out on your phrase. You get 3 points for slipping it in and 1 point for catching someone on their phrase.

      1. Elizabeth
        Dec 1, 2017 at 12:18 pm Reply

        Should clarify the person with the most points after all the phrases have been used wins!

  • Anthony
    May 19, 2019 at 1:08 am Reply

    * Put the newspaper down, we need to talk.
    * Why am I seeing your face on the TV right now?
    * What’s the big deal that I dyed my hair purple?
    * That’s it! I’m giving up hamburgers for life!
    * I seem to have misplaced my banana.
    * What’s that sound coming from outside?
    * Um, I think it’s your feet that are smelling.
    * There’s nothing left to say – I love butter!
    * Sorry but I think I left my shoes in the fridge.
    * That old man just took my ice-cream.

  • Shadow
    Mar 24, 2020 at 8:45 am Reply

    But officer, I’m due on stage in ten minutes
    Ew! I thought you said you could cook!
    Chocolate milk comes from brown cows you know.
    Never play golf with a doctor who wears green socks.

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