What are you doing is a great introduction to improvisation and not blocking your cast mates.
|Try to ensure your students are spaced two metres apart. If you don’t have enough space to have them in a circle, you can have the students stand randomly around the room without affecting the game.|
- Have the students stand in a circle.
- Invite one student into the centre of the circle and give them an action to mime, e.g. dance like a ballerina.
- The next student in the circle then asks, ‘What are you doing?’
- The central student replies with a new activity, e.g. ‘Playing tennis.’
- The student who asked must come into the centre and mime the directed action until they are asked, ‘What are you doing?’
- Continue until all students have had a moment in the centre.
Teacher tip: Encourage the students to think outside the box and take risks in their portrayal of the action.