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Drama Game: Orchestra of Sound & Emotion


Jun 11, 2015 Drama Games , 1 Comment

Type: Creativity, Ensemble Building Procedure: VERSION 1: Traditional Orchestra 1.  Divide the class into groups of 3 or 4. 2.  Have the groups sit in sections across the stage like an “orchestra”. 3.  Choose one student to be the “conductor”. 4.  The “conductor” should stand in front of the stage facing toward the “orchestra”. 5.  Have [...]

Drama Game: Name Dance


May 30, 2015 Drama Games , 1 Comment

Type: Creativity Purpose: A fun activity that allows students to individually explore movement, and become comfortable in front of an audience. Procedure: 1. The goal of this activity is for each player to create a dance piece that uses their entire body to spell our their name. 2.  Start out by giving an example of a dance [...]

Drama Game: Why Are You Late?!


May 18, 2015 Drama Games , 19 Comments

Type: Creativity, Improv Procedure: A fun improv game that includes a lot of players. Procedure: 1.  Ask six players to take the stage. Choose four of the players to be “officer workers”, one player to be the “boss”, and one player to be the “late worker”. 2.  The “officer workers” should sit facing the audience, miming typing on [...]

Drama Game: Yes, No, Please, Banana


Apr 19, 2015 Drama Games , 4 Comments

Type: Break Out of Shell, Creativity Purpose: A fun, simple exercise to help students become comfortable performing in front of the class and break out of their shell. Procedure: 1. Divide the class into pairs. 2. The goal of each pair is to create a 30 second scene using only four words: “Yes”, “No”, “Please” and “Banana”. 3. Depending on [...]

Drama Game: Slide Show


Jan 31, 2015 Drama Games , 6 Comments

Type: Creativity, Improv Purpose: A fun, simple improv activity that involves a lot of players for each round. Procedure: 1.  Ask 6 players to take the stage. 2.  Players 1 & 2 are a couple (or friends) who recently went on vacation. They are showing the audience a photo slide show of their vacation. 3.  Players 3, 4, & 5 [...]

Drama Game: Pop-Up Book


Jan 20, 2015 Drama Games , 0 Comments

Type: Creativity, Improv Purpose: An interactive way to have kids practice storytelling and body movement. Procedure: 1.  Ask five players to take the stage. 2.  Assign one player to be the “reader”, and the other four to be the “pop-up book”. 3.  Ask the class for a suggestion for the title of the book. 4.  Have the [...]

Drama Game: Not What It Seems


Jan 4, 2015 Drama Games 1 Comment

Type: Creativity Purpose: A fun simple game to help kids thing creatively and out-of-the-box. Procedure: 1.  On a small table place a variety of objects. The objects can be anything that the kids can easily pick up. (A paperclip, a fork, a plastic cup, a shoe, a comb, a book, an envelope, etc.) 2. Have the students stand [...]

Drama Game: Helping Hands


Dec 1, 2014 Drama Games , 1 Comment

Type: Improv, Creativity Purpose: A fun classic game that encourages creativity, quick thinking, and requires excellent focus. Most appropriate for slightly older actors (ages 9 and up). Procedure: 1.  Ask four players to take the stage, two on each side. 2.  For each duo, one will be the “voice” and the other will be the “arms”. The [...]

Drama Game: Don’t Think


Oct 26, 2014 Drama Games 2 Comments

Type: Creativity, Warm Up Purpose: An activity to help students follow their first impulses, to not think too much. Materials:  A stack of index cards.  A hat, bowl or bag to place them in. Procedure: 1.  Hand out a blank index card to each student. 2.  Ask the students to write on open-ended or fill-in-the-blank phrase [...]

Drama Game: Fortunately, Unfortunately


Oct 16, 2014 Drama Games , 2 Comments

Type:  Creativity, Improv Purpose: Similar to one word story, this is a beginning improv game that helps students create interesting stories by thinking quickly and creatively. Procedure: 1.  Have the players stand in a circle. 2.  The goal of the group is to tell a coherent story going around the circle, each player contributing one line [...]