Backwards Scene

By | August 2, 2010


Rewind scene, reverse scene


In this scene the actors will tell a story backwards. They will not be talking backwards, or moving in reverse, but they will present the components of the scene from the ‘end’ to the ‘beginning.’ This is a very hard scene.


The actors start with an ending to a story. Then each actor must ask herself what would have happened immediately before this event and then portrays the most likely thing that would have preceded. Actors will find themselves frequently asking themselves, “she just said…so I would have…” Very hard stuff. Keep it very simple and never talk in the future tense, that already has happened!!


This game is hard enough already. One can get really cocky by starting the scene with a lights down signal, and end the scene with an introduction.





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