Caught in a shape, participants explore movement while maintaining their shape. This activity works with movement and concentration while using the body (one of the three drama tools).
Teams of four imitate activities associated with a career or job. The focus is on physical work [using the body from the drama tools]. One should allow extra time for planning & discussion when working with younger participants (i.e. 1st to 3rd grades).
This partner activity requires blindfolds for half the class. Listening and teamwork are stressed as participants work with partners.
Participants physically act out book, movie, and song titles. We provide the traditional charade signals. Sample titles are provided as well for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Participants are encased in an imaginary sphere and experiment with movement that is restricted by defined space.
No props are needed in this activity where participants inflate an imaginary balloon or bubble and take a ride inside.
This activity works best with a trip to the zoo. Actors observe animals in detail and create characters based on their observation.
Participants imitate animals while listening to signals that freeze and unfreeze them. Build listening and animal characterization skills with this activity.
No props needed for this imaginative activity. Participants imagine being different heights, from teeny tiny to very large, and move about imaginary settings.
Blindfolds are needed for this activity. In partners, participants guide a fellow actor through an obstacle course of chairs and props assembled around the room.