When teaching theatre and acting one of the most important and difficult aspects for young actors to grasp and perform is physical acting. Many young actor focus on the words but it the actions that are the most important.
This lesson is a unit on Pantomime. It has several different activities and situations for you students to act out. In my career I have come across many pantomime lesson and starters but many of them are to difficult for young actors to act out. I have selected situation starters that I have used in my class over the past 18 years and have found to be fun and actable for students.
There are activity situations, locations situations, occupations situations, advanced situations and a pantomime warm up.
This unit will keep you students engaged for several weeks.
(some of the situations might need to be edited for elementary level students)