Do you need to teach your students remotely, or online?
Here is a collection of drama resources designed for independent study.

Distance-learning-drama-activities

FREE-Distance Learning Drama Activities
18 pages of distance learning drama activities and with links to over 100 videos.

Play-report-worksheets

Play Report Worksheets
Three printable worksheets for students to fill out after watching a stage play.

Theatre Vocabulary-Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

Theatre Vocabulary
Have young actors study the vocabulary, and then assign 5 random terms that they must expand upon (a paragraph each).

Character Worksheets for Drama Class

Character Worksheets
Have students choose a character from a play or a fairy tale and fill out a character analysis worksheet.

20 Practice Scenes for Pairs for Drama Classroom

Practice Scenes for Two
Ask young actors to memorize one or more of the scenes and act it out with a family member or friend.

Memorization Strategies

Memorization Strategies
Ask young actors to try five of the memorization strategies in this tutorial, and choose the one that worked best for him/her. Have them write a paragraph about each technique detailing their process and experience with each method, citing the reason they chose the memorization technique that they did.

Activity Pantomimes for Drama Class

Activity Pantomimes
Have young actors practice these pantomimes at home. They can also make them into a game of ‘activity charades’ with friends or family members.

sensory pantomimes to act out

Sensory Pantomimes
Have young actors practice these pantomimes at home. They can also make them into a game of ‘sensory charades’ with friends or family members.

Improvisations with Obstacles for Drama Class

Solo Improvisation with Obstacles
Have students practice these challenging pantomimes, paying close attention to making every movement more visible to an audience sitting some distance away.

Drama Lesson Plans for Schools-Funny 911 Calls

Funny 911 Calls
Have students rehearse and perform these funny 911 calls with a friend. Ask students to record their ‘calls’ and play them back and listen for how ‘believable’ they are. Have students re-record until they are happy with the result.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Phone Conversations Drama Activity

Phone Conversations
Have students pick one or more conversation starter and ask them to script a one-minute call (both sides of the conversation) based on the prompt and rehearse their piece for performance.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-World's Worst Auditions

World’s Worst Auditions
Ask students to imagine that they are at an audition, and doing the WORST job possible. Have them come up with ten different ways to deliver a bad performance, and then practice each idea and choose one to capture on video.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Poetry Director Game

Poetry Director Game
Give students these simple poems, and this list of different ways of performing them (sad, angry, etc.). Have them choose the one that they feel lends the most drama to the poem, and then video it.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Experts

Experts
Have students write and rehearse a short monologue based on one ‘expert,’ in this hilarious list.

Auditioning for Film Commercials Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

Auditioning for Film Commercials
Give students this list of tips and techniques for auditioning for film commercials. Have them rehearse and then video themselves auditioning for the commercial (scripts included).

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Magic Product Commercials

Magic Product Commercials
In this lesson, students either invent a magical product, or choose one from the list. Have them make an actual prototype of the product and video a short, funny commercial promoting it!

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Clown Gags to Perform

Clown Gags to Perform
Have students practice their physical comedy and timing skills with these fun clown gags. If possible, have students video their work.

Writing Monologues and Short Plays
Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Short Play Outlines

Short Play Outlines
Give students these play outlines to use in concert with any prompt-based writing assignment.

Story Starters Drama Lesson for Teachers

Story Starters
Have students write monologues, scenes, or short plays based on these prompts.

Scene Starters for Pairs for Drama Class

Scene Starters
Have students use these scene starters to write scenes or short plays.

Advanced Scene Starters for Drama Class

Advanced Scene Starters
Have students use these advanced scene starters to write scenes or short plays.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Bag of Titles Drama Activity

Bag of Titles
Assign, or have students randomly choose a title from this list and have them write a skit or short play based on the title.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Debate Activity

The Great Debate
Ask students to choose a debate topic and write a one-minute speech that supports one side of the issue.

Headlines Drama Activity

Headlines
Have students choose a headline and write their own funny or serious news anchor report on the topic. If possible, have students video their performance.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Advice from Dear Abby

Advice from Dear Abby
Have students choose one letter and write a monologue or short skit that portrays the writer’s dilemma.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Imaginary Worlds Drama Activity

Imaginary Worlds
Have students choose one imaginary world and write a monologue, scene, or short play based on the imagined inhabitants of that world.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Fortune Cookies Drama Activity

Magical Object Stories
Have students write a short play based on a magical object.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Proverbs

Proverbs
Have students choose one proverb and write a one-minute monologue, or short skit based on the proverb.

Chinese Proverbs

Chinese Proverbs
Have students choose one Chinese proverb and write a one-minute monologue, or short skit based on the proverb.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Magic Object Stories

Magical Object Stories
Have students write a short play based on a magical object.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Myths

Myths
Have students create an original story about how something came to be. Ask them to write a short play with at least three characters that tells the story.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Fairy Tale Mixup

Fairy Tale Mix-up
Ask students to create an original fairy tale by mixing up the locations/characters, etc. Have them write it in script form.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Forbidden Room

Forbidden Room Story Outline
Have students write an original short story that involves a ‘forbidden room.’ Ask them to write it in script form.

Photo Prompts-Animals
Have students write an original monologue from the viewpoint of one of the animals shown in this collection.

Photo Prompts-Dwellings
Have students write an original monologue or short play based on one of the dwellings shown in this collection.

Photo Prompts-Emotions
Have students write an original monologue or short play based on one of the emotional photographs shown in this collection.

Photo Prompts-Unusual
Have students write an original monologue or short play based on one of the unusual photographs shown in this collection.

Photo Prompts-Advanced
Have students write an original monologue or short play based on one of the complex photographs shown in this collection.

Words Shakespeare Invented-Shakespeare Drama Activity

Words Shakespeare Invented
Ask students to research five words Shakespeare invented and write two sentences that contain each word. Then, have students invent their own word and write a dictionary definition for their new word.

Drama Activity for Schools-Name that Shakespeare Play

Name that Shakespeare Play
Give students the list of 37 clues to Shakespeare’s plays, and have them fill in which play goes with which clue.

Shakespeare Drama Activity-Mystery Characters

Shakespeare Mystery Characters
Ask students to choose one character and write a one-page essay about that character. Or, have students fill out a character analysis on that character.

Shakespeare Drama Activity-Shakespeare Death Quotes

Shakespeare Death Quotes
Ask students to choose a death quote and create a one-minute monologue based on the life and experience of the character who died.

Shakespeare Soliloquies-Drama Activity for Schools

Shakespeare Soliloquies
Ask students to memorize and rehearse one of these soliloquies. If possible, have students video their performance.

Shakespeare Sonnets to Perform

Sonnets to Perform
Ask students to memorize and rehearse one of these soliloquies. If possible, have students video their performance.

Shakespeare Trivia Game

Shakespeare Trivia Game/Quiz
Give students just the quiz portion of this tutorial, and have them find the answers online.

Drama Activity for Schools-Shakespeare Character Match-up

Shakespeare Character Match-up
Give students just the quiz portion of this tutorial and have them research online to find the answers.