While you’re thinking about sticking that turkey in the oven and bringing that gravy to a simmer, put your drama group on the hot seat!
This particular drama game encourages kids to build a character…while being interrogated relentlessly by their peers. C’mon. Let’s see who works well under pressure!
NOVEMBER DRAMA GAME: “On the Hot Seat!”
Directions: Choose one participant to sit in a chair placed center stage. This chair will be known as “the hot seat.” Now, this participant must choose a character they want to be. The character can be a role they’re actually playing in a show or it can be someone they’ve simply made up. Now it is up to the rest of the group to ask all sorts of questions, and the participant gives answers according to the character they’re playing. And bonus: there are no wrong answers!
For example, someone might choose to be “Betty the Waitress.” Questions from the rest of the group might be:
Where do you work? Who has been your worst customer? Do you like your job? What’s the best thing on the menu? Have you ever dropped an order? What time is your shift? How old are you? Do you have a family? Etc., etc.
Limit it to twenty or so questions, and then have a new participant sit on the hot seat.
Play continues until everyone has had a turn.
Rules: The participant on the hot seat must do their best to answer every question. Questions can be straightforward and simple, or they can be deeply thoughtful. They just have to be appropriate.
Variation #1: For extra fun, participants in the hot seat could be wearing costume pieces and/or carrying props.
Wishing you all the best on stage…and beyond!
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P.S. Hard to believe, but 2019 is almost over. One more month, and one more free drama game coming your way December 1st!