Handle

  • Machines

    Synonyms

    Factory scene

    Introduction

    In this exercise the players must create the parts of an imaginary machine. Each player will enter one at a time, and offer a repetitive motion and noise to the machine. [get name of a machine]

    Description

    The players should use all levels of the stage, and the exercise works best when the motions fit together into some kind of machine. Don’t do anything that you cannot physically maintain (one armed push-ups), or something that causes physical pain (dropping to your knees). The players will find that the machine they create reflects the suggestion that they were given.

    Gimmicks

    It is a rather gimmicky thing, but audiences really love it (once in a while). The host can speed the machine up, and slow it down. You can also make one part/player malfunction. The machine can be destroyed by speeding up into chaos, or slowing down into a frozen heap.

    Variations

    This machine can be frozen and used to start a scene based on the original suggestion.

    Credits

    None

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