Acting lesson plans and activities.

Beginning Acting Lesson Plan for Middle School and High School

Beginning Acting Nine-Week Lesson Plan
42 pages. You read that right. A forty-two page awesome Beginning Acting lesson plan comes with a membership to Drama Notebook.

Beginning Acting Lesson Plan for Elementary Students

Beginning Acting Lesson Plan for Younger Students
18 pages. If you are working with students, ages 5-8, this lesson plan will dramatically reduce your planning time!

20 Practice Scenes for Pairs for Drama Classroom

20 Practice Scenes for Pairs
Twenty one-page scenes that can be acted out immediately in drama class.

20 More Short Practice Scenes

20 More Short Practice Scenes
20 more one-page scenes for pairs or three actors!

Another 20 Short Practice Scenes

Another 20 Practice Scenes
Another 20 short practice scenes for pairs.

Scene Study for Teens Lesson Plan

Scene Study for Teens Lesson Plan
25 pages. Are you teaching scene study to teens this year? Enjoy eight sessions already planned for you!

How to Coach Individual Drama Students

How to Coach Individual Drama Students
Helpful guide for acting coaches, and those teaching individual drama lessons.

Activities for Coaching Individual Drama Students

Activities for Coaching Individual Drama Students
Fantastic collection of activities to use when working with individual drama students.

Physical Warm-ups for Drama Class

Physical Warm-ups
19 pages. Here are 22 ways to warm up the body before rehearsal/acting class!

Breathing Exercises for Drama Class

Breathing Exercises and Warm-ups
11 pages of breathing exercises that cover: exploring the breath; warm-ups; technique; relaxation; and overcoming stage fright.

2. Tips for Student Performers

Tips for Student Performers
Handout of ten tips for students who are putting on a play!

Facing the Audience Drama Lesson

Facing the Audience
Two page lesson that teaches a specific theatre technique that will finally get your students to face the audience!

Vocal Warm-ups for Drama Class

Vocal Warm-ups
4 pages. Includes twelve fun ways for actors to warm up their voices!

Memorization Strategies

Memorization Strategies
12 techniques for helping your students memorize their lines. 11 pages.

7 Levels of Tension

7 Levels of Tension
Movement-based acting technique with accompanying 7 Levels of Tension video!

Emotions and Feelings Prompts

Emotions and Feelings Prompts
60 emotions and feeling scenarios for young actors.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Character Names Group Bonding Activity

Character Names-A Fun Group Bonding Game
Fun group bonding game that includes printable list of four types of distinctly different characters.

Me Poems
Three versions of fill-in-the blank poems that can help your students bond with each other and develop self-awareness.

Drama Activity for Schools-Mirror

3-page detailed tutorial of the classic theatre exercise ‘Mirror.’ Includes ten variations and discussion questions.

Drama Activity for Schools-Space Walk

Space Walk
11 pages, includes instructions for 13 different versions of this exercise, complete with over 100 prompts.

Drama Activity for Schools-Statues

5-page detailed tutorial of the classic theatre activity ‘Statue.’ Includes eleven variations, discussion questions and nearly 100 suggestions for types of statues.

Drama Activity for Schools-Become

Classic drama activity in which students ‘become’ appliances, household items, flowers, and even weather! 10 pages. Includes three pages of prompts!

Drama Activity for Schools-Tableaus

Five-page tutorial on this classic theatre exercise. Includes a description of tableau work, tips for creating successful tableaus and over 100 prompts.

Bonding Games for Drama Class

Extreme Bonding Games
6 pages. Is your group having trouble getting along? Here are 15 super-charged bonding activities that will help bring your group together!

Activity Pantomimes for Drama Class

Activity Pantomimes
30 easy pantomimes for younger students and 36 more difficult ones for older students.

Pantomimes for Pairs for Drama Class

Pantomimes for Pairs
22 pantomime suggestions for pairs and 22 character pantomimes for pairs ready to print out, cut apart and put in a hat! Includes four ways to use them.

Scene Starters for Pairs for Drama Class

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.

Advanced Scene Starters for Drama Class

Advanced Scene Starters
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!

Emotions List for Drama Class

Emotions List
Fantastic list of 37 distinct emotions ready to print out and put in a hat for use with improvisational situations/games.

Improvisations with Obstacles for Drama Class

24 Improvisations with Obstacles
24 short, solo scenes to assign to your advanced or older students!

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Phone Conversations Drama Activity

Phone Conversations
42 engaging situations for actors to improvise a one-sided phone conversation. Incredibly fun and perfect for coaching individual actors!

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Motivation Improvs

Motivations Improvs
25 improvisational situations that prompt students to develop their own character’s motivation for wanting a specific thing.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Motivation Walks

Motivation Walks
34 reasons to cross the stage. A super-fun activity that teaches the importance of motivation in stage movement.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Entrances

Here are 24 locations and situations that can help young actors practice making their entrances meaningful!

Characters List-Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

Awesome list of over 100 character types on three printable pages!

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Stage Business Drama Activity

Stage Business
Help your actors become believable onstage by having them practice performing stage business authentically. Here are over 40 suggestions and four ways to use them.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Stage Business Treasure Hunt Game

Treasure Hunt Game-An Original Stage Business Activity
Actors practice being authentic onstage by searching for hidden items. Included are complete instructions and 25 obstacles.

Meisner Activities-Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-

Meisner Activities
Over 100 suggestions for Meisner independent activities. You will not find this anywhere else!

How to Write Blocking Notations for Drama Class

How to Write Blocking Notations
Quick and easy guide to teaching students how to write blocking notations!

Traverse Staging PowerPoint Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

Traverse Staging PowerPoint
A thirty page PowerPoint presentation that teaches about traverse staging!

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Two Lines Drama Activity

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.

Drama Activity-Subtext Lesson

Subtext Lesson
Fun, easy way to teach the concept of subtext! 6 pages. Ages 10 and up.

Drama Activity-Open Scenes

Open Scenes
Here are nine short scenes for two that are designed to be interpreted in a myriad of ways. 9 pages. Ages 10 and up.

Auditioning for Film Commercials Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

Auditioning for Film Commercials
Ten-page lesson plan that offers a fantastic introduction to acting for film! Includes commercial scripts for kids.

Audition Form for Elementary

Audition Form for Elementary
Editable audition form template for elementary or primary school productions.

Audition Form for Secondary

Audition form for Middle School and High School
Editable audition form template for middle school and high school productions.