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Drama Game: Keeper of the Keys

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Apr 16, 2014 Drama Games 1 Comment

keysType: Warm-up

Purpose: This is a simple game that is most appropriate for very young actors (Age 5-8).

Procedure:

1.  One player stands stage right (The Keeper) with his back to the other students.  A set of keys is placed at his feet.

2.  All other players stand stage left, facing the Keeper’s back.

3.  When the Keeper says “Go”, the group can move toward the Keeper to try and get the keys. When the Keeper turns around everyone must freeze. If the Keeper sees anyone “unfrozen”, that player must go back to the start.

4.  This continues until one player grabs the keys. This player now becomes the Keeper.

NOTES:

– Once the kids get the hang of the game, you can introduce variations that will help them explore different characters. (i.e. they must move and freeze as “ballerinas”, “tigers”, “80-year olds”, etc.)

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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


Comments

  • Mr Ebrima Jawara
    Sep 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm Reply

    Love it. It’s elucrative.

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