This is the very first project I use in my grade 9 drama classes, to get them warmed up and being SUPER creative.
It's a great intro assignment because it gets them loosened up and thinking outside the box - which is key for the entire course!
It's quick (1 day rehearsal / 1 day presentations) and really uses limited props - just chairs and desks.
Since it's so fun and open, the students are actually excited to present, which really sets the mood and pace for the rest of the projects.
TIP - To lessen the stress, I make it clear that I don't mark this project on anything BUT the rules of theatre (no back to audience / staying open etc.)
But of course, you could always assess this - it's super flexible.
ALSO IN MY SHOP!
Drama intro COMPLETE PACKAGE - all intro handouts to start your course
Drama intro COURSE OUTLINE (editable)
Drama intro HOW AM I BEING MARKED IN DRAMA?
Drama intro GAMES
Drama intro GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Drama intro THE FIRST DAY SURVEY
Drama intro CLASS CONTRACT (free!)
Drama intro CLASS RULES (free!)
Drama intro ASSIGNMENT - "Weekly Warm-Up's"
Drama intro PRESENTATION - "The Interview"
Drama intro PRESENTATION - "Strange Encounters"
Also check out all my TECHNICAL THEATRE handouts here