The success of any collaborative drama activity relies on levels of energy, interaction and communication with the group. Warm-ups are a great way to build connections, release any tension or anxiety and physically prepare students.
Get students’ bodies moving and their brains active with basic instructions, building up to more complex exercises and perhaps delegating responsibly for leading the activities to students.
An exercise that will develop students’ teamwork and strategy skills as they work together, using all their senses, to solve a shared challenge.
A fun drama game with the main objective of trying to make members of the group laugh.
A simple yet engaging game to raise the energy amongst the group.
This fun game involves quick thinking and works well as an icebreaker for new groups.
This is a quick and easy game that will get students up and moving.
This classic game is quick and easy and involves quick thinking and concentration to stay in the game.
This is a very energetic game that will get your students warmed up and listening to directions, perfect to play as a warm up.
The game is a physical warm up which requires listening and quick responses. As this game requires quick movement around the space, health and safety measures may need to be considered.
This name game can be adapted to develop focus and concentration skills and can, therefore, also be an effective 'cool down' activity.
This a great warm up activity, requiring students to concentrate and be alert, it can also be a good tool for learning names.
At Trinity, we believe that creating dramatic work in groups is a fundamental part of an actor’s development. This is why the majority of our drama syllabus specifications have pair, group and In Production exams as options.
Developing collaborative communication skills fundamental to group performance work will help to prepare students for their wider lives, further education and employment.