Do you need to teach your students remotely, or online?
Here is a collection of drama resources for online drama classes and social distanced drama classes!

Free Distance Learning Ebook for Online and Zoom Drama Classes

FREE-Distance Learning Drama Activities

18 pages of distance learning drama activities and with links to over 100 videos.

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How to Teach Drama Online

Easy-to-follow guide to setting up your drama classes on Zoom or other virtual platforms.

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Drama Warm-up Activities for Online Learning

35 drama activities that help students warm-up their bodies, voices and imaginations, and build trust within the group.

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Drama Games to Teach Online

45 drama games and improv activities for online learning.

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Socially Distanced Drama Warm-ups

24 drama warm-ups that can be done while social distancing!

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Socially Distanced Drama Games

75+ drama games that can be played while social distancing.

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Scavenger Hunts and Challenges for Drama Class

28 drama scavenger hunts and challenges for online drama classes!

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Ten Interactive Murder Mysteries

Fun and easy online activity in which students play detectives and suspicious characters. Ten titles in all! (Like a murder mystery dinner party.)

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Play Report Worksheets

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

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Theatre Vocabulary

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

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Character Worksheets

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Experts

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

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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).

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magic product commercial

Fun, original Drama Notebook activity in which students create commercials for fictional magic products!

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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.

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Story Starters

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Shakespeare Character Match-up

Give students just the quiz portion of this tutorial and have them research online to find the answers.