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Drama Game: What Are You Doing?

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Jun 28, 2013 Drama Games , 1 Comment

Purpose:  Develops focus and creativity, and reinforces concept of having an activity vs. action. Procedure: 1.  Have eight students volunteer. Two stand up facing the audience and the other six line up behind each of the two. (Two vertical lines facing the audience) 2. One student in the front row starts an “activity” (brushing teeth, tap [...]

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 [...]