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Drama Game: Group Count (1 to 10)

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May 14, 2013 Drama Games, Ensemble Building, Focus , , , , 1 Comment

Type:  Ensemble Building, Focus. Purpose:  I’ve found this is a great game to play if having teamwork, discipline or respect issues within a group.  It’s extremely simple, but manages to focus the entire teams’ energy on one simple task.  When the goal is accomplished, the ensemble automatically feels a little stronger. Procedure:  1.  Actors stand [...]

Drama Game: Rain Storm

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May 14, 2013 Drama Games, Ensemble Building, Focus , , , , , 5 Comments

Type: Warm-Up, Focus Purpose:   This is a great game to play in the beginning of a session to calm down a group of high-energy students. It’s simple, peaceful, and allows everyone to focus on one common goal. Procedure: 1.  The goal is to create the sound of a rainstorm using only our bodies.  This [...]

Drama Game: Flock Dance (Variation of Mirror)

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May 7, 2013 Drama Games, Ensemble Building, Focus , , , , 0 Comments

Type:  Ensemble Building, Focus. Procedure:  1.  Students stand in a big group (clump). 2.  For the beginning, a leader is chosen who is in front of the group. 3.  The leader starts slowly moving in a stylized walk or movement. 4.  Everyone else follows the leader. 5.  If the group’s direction changes, whoever is currently [...]

Drama Game: Do You Love Your Neighbor?

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May 7, 2013 Drama Games, Ensemble Building, Focus , , , , 7 Comments

Type:  Ensemble Building, Focus. Procedure:  1.  Arrange chairs in a circle; one chair per person playing, minus one. 2.  One person stands in the middle of the circle and approaches a person sitting in the circle and asks: “Do you love your neighbor?” 3.  If that person answers: “Yes, I love my neighbor,” the two [...]

Drama Game: The Machine

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Apr 17, 2013 Drama Games, Ensemble Building, Focus , , , , 5 Comments

Type:  Focus, Ensemble Building. Purpose: Develops creativity, concentration, and group cooperation. Procedure: 1.  Start with one student making a noise and a simple repeatable gesture. 2.  When the student has a rhythm and another student has an idea for a movement which connects to the first gesture that student joins the first student by making a [...]

Drama Game: Who’s the Leader?

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Feb 27, 2013 Drama Games, Ensemble Building, Focus , , , , , 0 Comments

Type:  Ensemble Building, Focus. Procedure:  One actor leaves the room while the others stand in circle and choose a secret leader. The leader will start with a repetitive motion that the others follow and the leader will slowly change the motion while the others follow without missing a beat. The student from outside will come [...]

Drama Game: Mirror (4 Person Variation)

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Feb 19, 2013 Drama Games, Ensemble Building, Focus , , , , 0 Comments

Type:  Ensemble Building, Focus. Purpose: A great way to get students aware of body movement and working together It is best to do this after students have done some mirror exercises. Procedure: Students create four person circles (or squares, you could say) and assign numbers – 1, 2, 3, and 4 – to each student [...]

Drama Game: Mirror

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Feb 18, 2013 Drama Games, Ensemble Building, Focus , , , , 4 Comments

Type:  Ensemble Building, Focus. Purpose: A great way to get students aware of body movement and working together Procedure:  Pair students up and tell them to pick an A and B. Tell A’s that they are looking in the mirror.  (Optional:  Tell them it is morning and they are getting ready for the day.) Tell [...]

Drama Game: One Word Story

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Jan 31, 2013 Drama Games, Ensemble Building, Focus, Warm-Up , , , 10 Comments

Type:  Warm-up. Purpose: To work as a team. To work on focus. Materials: A big enough space for the entire class to sit in a circle comfortably. Procedure:  Players sit in a circle. One person says a single word to begin a story. The person to his left says another word, then the next person [...]

Drama Game: Bippity Bippity Bop

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Jan 20, 2013 Drama Games, Focus, Raise Energy, Warm-Up , , , 20 Comments

Type:  Warm-up. Purpose: –  To be attentive and work on quick decision making. –  Learn how to react quickly to an action. –  To work on focus. –  To raise comfortability of a group. –  To get some energy out and HAVE FUN! Materials: A big enough space for the entire class to stand in [...]