Drama Game: Slow Motion Emotion

slow motion emotion theatre gameType: Creativity

Purpose: This is a great primer for beginning character work.

Procedure:

1.  In a bowl, have slips of paper with different emotions written on them.

2.  Ask three students to take the stage.

3.  Have one of the students draw an emotion from the bowl and show it to the other two.

4.  As you slowly count down from 10 to 1, they are to very gradually put that emotion in their bodies and their faces.

5.  Have the class guess which emotion they chose and reflect on what gave away that emotion.

List of emotions:

Friendly
Angry
Sad
Embarrassed
Frustrated
Annoyed
Eager
Shy
Nervous
Loving
Confident
Proud
Curious
Fascinated
Excited
Energetic
Surprised
Grateful
Touched
Hopeful
Happy
Peaceful

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4 thoughts on “Drama Game: Slow Motion Emotion

  1. Jonathan R Ellman says:

    Thanks a million for this great resource. Can I suggest you make a printable version for ease of copying?

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