Below are free samples of impro execises from “The Impro Teachers Kit”
4 players are selected from the group. They then select 4 cards out of a pack, and the cards are attached to their forehead. Only the other players can actually see what is on the card. (a rubber band or a piece of string can be used to attach the card).A scene is played in which the status order of the characters, identified by the cards, is played. Obviously players don’t know their own status, so the other players will have to endow them with that knowledge somehow within the scene.
Required: Several sets of cards need to be prepared beforehand. Chose locations where status is important. Eg. A royal palace, a film set, a large corporate office.
Players are divided into pairs. One of the players starts improvising a scene through an opening phrase, in a suitable tone of voice, which establishes clearly his/her status in relation to the other, either higher or lower. The second player must accept the status s/he is given and maintain that status level throughout the scene. Examples of opening phrases might be:
Players are divided into groups of 4 to 6.
The group is endowed with a task to perform in the scene. Within the scene players must establish and maintain clearly the status relationships within the group. No one is equal in the group they must be either higher or lower than each other.
move a grand piano
For a comprehensive set of cards of impro exercises for every age group, every occasion, buy “The Impro Teachers Kit” .