Drama Activity-Open Scenes

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Here are twenty four open scenes for acting practice. Scenes are for two actors, and are designed to be interpreted in a myriad of ways. 24 pages. Ages 10 and up.

Open scenes are ambiguous scenes for two people with little content. Here are TWENTY-FOUR printable scenes to teach the concepts of subtext, objectives, obstacles and tactics. Open scenes are performed in pairs, which means that this tutorial has enough scenes for 48 students without repeating. Includes instructions, discussion questions, subtext suggestions and more!

Here is an example of an open scene:

Sample Scene

A: Hello.

B: Hi.

A: I didn’t expect to see you here.

B: I could say the same for you.

A: What’s new?

B: Not much. You?

A. Same. It’s supposed to rain today.

B: Oh, really?

A: Buckets.

B: Well, see you later.

A: Yeah, I’ll see you around.

This meaning of this scene can completely change depending on the characters and situation. For example, if the two characters are arch enemies, the scene could take on a bitter or suspicious tone. If the two characters were once in love, but have since married other people, the scene could take on a melancholy tone.

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