Category Archives: Problem

Character Circle

By | April 21, 2019

The first player will turn to the next player in the circle and strike a physical pose and make a sound based on that character. Typically, the player will avoid saying legible words. They may sigh, or cough or mumble something. The first player is creating an instantaneous character using the holy trinity of the character (Move, Sound, Want). The second player responds with a character in kind and simply states their relationship.

Here Comes Leslie

By | April 16, 2019

This is a very structured story that is more like spoken word than it is sung. The warm up challenges the players listening and remembering skills. It can also be used to encourage a bit of mime. Since there is no way to convey rhythm or meter easily we will just show the structure.

Try That on For Size

By | April 15, 2019

This is a warm up that tests the players ability to come up with justifications for a mime action. The leader will endow a player with a simple mime action like “brushing teeth.” This warm up is like high jumping it will always end in failure. As with most warm ups the goal is to fail with grace and laughter.