Elevator Lesson

Elevator Lesson

How do actors create realistic characters? How do we create believable, specific dramas? In this lesson, students in grades 6-8 can practice imitation, character transformation and collaboration by developing distinct and detailed characters and character relationships within a small group. The twist? Their scenes must take place in an elevator! The flexibility and simplicity of this lessons allows students to explore their creativity, while giving you the chance to assess their collaboration, planning and character development skills.

Grade Level

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade


  • 3 Drama Tools
  • Concentration
  • Dynamics
  • Imagination
  • Mood
  • Praising
  • Story Elements


  • Collaboration
  • Language Arts


  • Open