Are your students struggling to create believable characters? Here are 75 drama games that can help students explore different characters, ranges of emotion, and movement related to character.
Sample Character and Acting Game:
Make it More Interesting
One player starts improvising an activity such as shopping at the grocery store. On a cue given by the lead player (such as ringing a bell), the player needs to make whatever he was doing more interesting, without talking. If the player was shopping at the grocery, he needs to make shopping more interesting; he is not allowed to start doing something else entirely, such as playing the guitar. Instead, he may continue shopping as though he is dog-tired. This is a great activity for actors who tend to rely on their voices, or who lack focus.
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