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Drama Game: Look & Scream


Feb 23, 2014 Drama Games 12 Comments

Type: Warm-up


1.  Have the class stand in a circle.

2.  Tell everyone to look down.

3.  Assign a counter to count “1, 2, 3…look!”

4.  On “look” everyone must look up and directly at someone in the circle.

5.  If the person you are looking is not looking back at you, you are “safe”.  If the person you are looking at is looking back at you too, you both must scream “ahh!” and fall to the ground.

6.  The counter begins another round with the remaining people standing in the circle.

7.  Play until everyone is sitting or there’s just one person remaining.

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  • donna kernan
    Apr 10, 2015 at 12:34 am Reply

    You have wonderful ideas.
    I’ve been teaching drama for over 30 yrs and have created a lot of games myself but was delighted to find your very extensive and fun collection.
    Very well put together.
    Thank you

  • Tjoni
    Jan 25, 2016 at 4:19 pm Reply

    Love it!!

  • Rachel J
    Feb 26, 2016 at 5:32 am Reply

    So far this is the best drama resource website I have come across. I teach a drama ministry at my church and the games have been well received. Thank you for sharing!

  • Susan Brown
    Mar 3, 2016 at 9:52 am Reply

    I mentor acting and all your games are hits. Thank you.

  • Tom & Sandy Farley
    Apr 11, 2016 at 5:08 pm Reply

    We call this Screaming Toes. We use it at camp to release kids gradually to the next activity.

  • Lauren
    Apr 12, 2016 at 3:10 pm Reply

    We play this one all the time, and call it “Witch Melt”. When you catch someone’s eye and scream, we have them melt like the wicked witch of the West. Whoever is left standing wins, and the most dramatic melter wins as well!

  • Chris
    May 3, 2017 at 5:54 am Reply

    I have a suggestion:

    I decided to try out this game, but with a slight twist. I play it at the first rehearsal for my Childrens show. I usually have quite a large cast and they usually do not all know one another. I have everyone in the room introduce themselves and then we play this game. If you meet eyes with another person in the circle, instead of screaming, you have to say each others names and then you are out. It is a fun way to get to know each others names and break the ice at the same time.

  • jackie
    Jan 4, 2018 at 12:54 pm Reply

    thank you for all the fun suggestions

  • Wyatt
    Mar 11, 2019 at 11:47 am Reply


  • Fuck you man
    Sep 16, 2019 at 2:35 pm Reply

    Fuck this shit im out

  • Emma
    Feb 20, 2020 at 4:13 am Reply

    I didn’t understand how to choose the person in the center?

  • Elizabeth Gibbons
    Apr 28, 2020 at 11:20 am Reply

    I’ve altered it for zoom school. I am a drama teacher. They have to type in someone’s name privately to that person. If they receive a message then they must scream and they’re out. (camera turned off). Play continutes until no one is left. :)

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