Created by RJ Allan, this is a fun role playing game for performers and non performers.
Theater Games and Improvisation Exercises can be used as tools in many types of learning as well as being useful in the study of the dramatic arts. Students can learn from enacting roles in created scenarios, portraying characters with traits and purposes that may be similar, or contrary, to their own. In performing skits, participants, whether versed in the performing arts or not, can be educated by relating to the characters they are creating as well as studying and being affected by those performing along with them.
This improvised performance game will have your class enjoying a fun time on "stage", where everyone is a key player. Students set out in small groups to accomplish imaginary tasks, having created roles in the circumstances for themselves. They then are given character traits that will make the tasks successful or not, depending on the level of cooperation and team play.
This game will stress the importance of cooperation, tolerance, empathy and compromise.
It can be used as a performing arts study exercise. It also can be used in a class dedicated to social values and interactions, and/or character building. It might be a great exercise to use at an assembly for these subjects.
Supplied are scenario/situation cards, green and red tags, for character trait focus (to be laminated, if desired) and a complete instructional guide for how to play with suggestions for the instructor on coaching and tips for progressive play.