This drama warm-up is part of a collection of 40 classic drama games found on Drama Notebook.

Drama Game Give and TakeAssemble everyone in a circle. Invite one person to go into the middle and make a random sound and movement. The player repeats this sound and movement over and over as he approaches someone else in the circle to whom he ‘gives’ his sound and movement. The player receiving the sound and movement must imitate the other player precisely. When the original player is satisfied that the new player has it right, he takes his place in the circle and the new player moves into the center (while repeating the sound and movement over and over). Once in the center of the circle, the new player must slowly transform the original sound and movement into something else entirely and the cycle starts all over again. Play continues until everyone in the circle has had a turn.

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