How to Teach Your First Drama Class
Students will want to perform something during the very first class. These short pantomimes are a perfect way to get your group onstage!
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Divide Players into teams of four. Hand each team a card with a general activity written on it. Make sure that all actors know they are to pantomime the activity, and not to speak. Give the teams a couple of minutes to plan, ask that each person do a different task related to that activity. If you use space objects, be sure to establish their shapes and keep them the same throughout.
Team Pantomime – Occupations
Divide Players into teams of four. Each team will have a couple of minutes to come up with an occupation that involves a group. Such as: firemen; road workers; basketball players; construction workers; emergency room physicians; etc. Teams have one minute onstage to act out their occupations.
Ten Second Tableaus
In small groups. A scene is called out and the group has to create an image of that location, while the leader counts down slowly from ten to zero. Usually every group will find a different way of depicting the scene.
- Teacher’s Lounge
- School Office
- Last Day of School
- The Moon
- Under Water
- A Park
- Busy Hair Salon
- Fire Station
- Grocery Store
- Gas Station
- Movie Theater
- Amusement Park
- Public Library
- Rock Concert
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