24 Improvisations with Obstacles
24 short, solo scenes to assign to your advanced or older students!
Here are 29 short scenes that ONLY have the lines spoken by one actor! (For older or more advanced students.)
Answer the Door
22 situations that help students understand the importance of the first-moment onstage. They are ready to print out and assign to your students
Fun, original Drama Notebook game for all ages. Four to five players form an assembly line and pantomime creating an object, but no one knows what anyone else is making!
The ultimate in impossible pantomime. This game includes two printable lists of animals and activities; players must simultaneously perform both!
Celebrity Interview Questions
36 thought-provoking questions to help young actors get to know one another or to use as monologue/short play prompts.
Confessions and Secrets
This original Drama Notebook activity invites young actors to create monologues or scenes based on confessions! There are 26 in all; this activity is best suited for older or advanced students
Here are 24 locations and situations that can help young actors practice making their entrances meaningful!
Students will LOVE this activity in which they get to become immediate experts on funny or serious subjects! 32 funny topics and 32 serious ones are ready to print out, cut apart and put into a hat.
First Line Last Line
Use this fun activity with older or advanced students. 11 ‘first lines’ and 11 ‘last lines’ are ready to print out and put in a hat. Students work in pairs to create improvised scenes using the lines as prompts.
Students of all ages have a blast creating skits, short plays and monologues based on fictitious fortunes. Three pages of fortunes; over 75 fortunes in all!
Here are six pages of gibberish prompts and instructions for three different activities to play with your group. You will not find anything like this anywhere else!
The Great Debate
Nearly 200 debate topics for varying ages, and five ways to use them dramatically are included in this original Drama Notebook activity!
Students have a blast creating monologues, short plays or even a news-broadcast show using the headlines in this lesson. Six pages of fictitious headlines!
Ready to try something really different? In this lesson, students create performance pieces based on the names of imaginary worlds. Instructions and 40 different names of imaginary worlds are included!
In Every Skit
“In every skit, there is a crazy cat lady.” Students have a blast writing original skits that all include one unusual element. Included are instructions for play and 20 ‘In Every Skit’ prompts!
Have you played ‘Interpreter’ yet with your group? It’s an incredibly engaging drama activity! Here are complete instructions and 22 activities to interpret.
Improv activity for all ages that sparks the imagination. Complete instructions, a printable list of 27 objects, and an example of a skit is included.
Magic Product Commercials
Fun, original Drama Notebook activity in which students create commercials for fictional magic products!
Magical Object Stories
Students create short plays based on characters who find magical objects. Includes 15 prompts, instructions and more!
25 improvisational situations that prompt students to develop their own character’s motivation for wanting a specific thing.
Murder Mystery Drama Lesson
7 pages. Ages ten and up. Step by step lesson with that results in an improvised game of whodunit!
Obstacles and Party Quirks
Popular improv game that has been featured on “Whose Line is it Anyway.” Includes complete instructions and a list of over 80 quirks!
30 easy pantomimes for younger students and 36 more difficult ones for older students.
Pantomimes for Pairs
4 pages. 22 pantomimes for pairs, 22 pantomimes for pairs of characters, 22 suggestions for pantomimes and five ways to use the printout!
28 pantomime suggestions designed to be printed out, cut apart and used with your group right away. Also included are discussion questions and four ways to play.
Props and Objects
Three pages of props ready to print out, cut apart and put in a hat, plus four activities to try with your group.
Fantastic drama activity for older or advanced groups that helps students learn how obstacles/characterization can dramatically change a scene.
Scene Starters Advanced
Here are 28 complex situations with characters to use in improv, character work, or as prompts for students to write their own short plays or skits!
Scene Starters for Pairs
Here are 28 imaginative scene starters for younger students and 28 scene starters for older students! Print them out and start the activity immediately.
Help your actors become believable onstage by having them practice performing stage business authentically. Here are over 40 suggestions and four ways to practice using them.
Stage Business Treasure Hunt Game
Actors practice being authentic onstage by searching for hidden items. Included are complete instructions and 25 obstacles.
Here is an original Drama Notebook activity that goes beyond bullying and gets to the heart of why people discriminate against one another. Works best for older or advanced groups.
Use this hilarious original activity with your older or advanced students. Includes instructions for the game and 40 disorders that students may draw out of a hat.
Three Word Skits
Challenging game for all ages in which students must create skits that contain three random words. Includes instructions and THIRTY sets of three words.
Original Drama Notebook activity in which students play tour guides, leading the rest of the class through an imaginary tour of a famous location. Excellent drama integration activity. Includes four printable lists of things to tour.
Two Lines Game
Lesson that teaches how lines can change meaning in different situations. Included are sixteen sets of lines for pairs, with four different situations for each set of lines.
Wizard Scene Prompts
16 fun activities that prompt students to create their own wizard-themed scenes!
World’s Worst Auditions
Hilarious original drama activity in which students take turns delivering terrible performances! Two scripts are included.