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

Drama Game Tug of WarDivide players into two teams and establish a “rope.” Then have them start a pantomimed tug-of-war.

Coach actors to really feel the rope and to be aware of moving with their team members to create the illusion. Ask audience players for feedback on how believable the actors were.

Once actors receive feedback, ask them to try the exercise again.

  • What was your biggest challenge in this game?
  • What helped you the most in creating the illusion?
  • What changed from the first time you played to the second?
  • How can we apply what we learned to being better actors?
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