Sit, Stand, Kneel Lie Down

By | August 2, 2010

Synonyms

Compromising Positions. Positions.

Introduction

This will be a normal scene except for the fact that no two performers can occupy the same position at the same time. The allowed positions are sitting, standing, kneeling, and lying down.

Description

This handle is used to overlay, or completely disrupt, an open scene. The host will coach the audience to collectively make the game show buzzer noise whenever two performers are occupying the same physical pose on stage.

For example, if two performers are both standing the audience will buzz them and one of the performers must move to sitting or kneeling and justify their move if it is radical. If one of the performers chose to move from standing the sitting any other performer sitting must now move to kneeling, or lying down. Then any performer in either of those position must change position. Through all this chaos the performers are expected to maintain a narrative arc using characters and dialogue.

The host will coach the audience on when and how to buzz when two performers are striking the same pose. This handle should also be tailored to the number of performers in the scene. If there are four poses then four performers, and only three poses if there are three performers. The host can also add new positions never before seen. Hands on hips, curled into a ball, or attempting a hand stand. The performers should only work within their ability. Modify the scene as needed for performer safety.

Gimmicks

  • Zany Poses – hand stand, curled into a ball.
  • One less pose than performers (always changing position)
  • Performer quickly changes positions for no reason
  • Performer is trapped in a position – tied to a chair or dead on the ground.

Variations

  • None.

Credits

  • None

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