Hot Seating

Hot Seating: Description: Hot seating is a dramatic exercise that gives students a chance to respond in role. The technique can be explored in a variety of ways but the goal is fundamentally the same. Have the students embody characters to explore a topic or text further. The hot seat is given to a student … More Hot Seating


Soundscaping: Description: Soundscaping is a way to create images using only sounds. These sounds can be made from any variety of things. The students can start by deciding what they want to soundscape. The best results come from places that have a variety of noises. The key to an effective soundscape is to layer sounds … More Soundscaping


Telephone (A Classic): Description: The students sit in a circle and one student begins by whispering a message in to the ear of the student beside them. The goal is to pass the whispered message the whole way around the circle and have it come back to the original speaker unchanged. The reality is that … More Telephone

Bear, Frog, Bug

Bear, Frog, Bug: Description: This is a good warm up for physicalization and concentration. The students divide in half. Each half forms a secret huddle where they will discuss what animal they are going to use. The whole group will then present a physicalization of a bear (growling face, hands above head), a frog (squatting, … More Bear, Frog, Bug