Machines

By | August 2, 2010

Synonyms

Objects.

Introduction

Please organize into clumps of 5 or 6 for an exercise.

Description

Each clump of players is endowed with the name of a whimsical machine that does not exist. Each player makes up a component of the machine. The first player will mime a repetitive action and possibly add a noise as well. The next player in will mime a repetitive action that complements the previous one. This continues until all the players have created a finely mimed machine.

The leader can add complications by speeding the machine up or slowing the machine down. The leader can encourage one part to malfunction to see how this effects the rest of the machine.

The exercise Machines is an opportunity to have players work together, to have fun and communicate with methods other than words. The leader should encourage the players to create their machine part independently yet complementary to the machine.

Gimmicks

None.

Variations

  • Aliens
  • Objects

Credits

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