Clingy Penguin

Clingy Penguin


Have two lines of improvisers. The first line pick an emotion/adjective/describing word and role each (like clingy penguin). They then pass these to the person next to them in secret.

Now play scenes where each person embodies the characters they were given with one other player who has no given character. Switch around so everyone gets a go. It can also be played where both people in the scene are playing the same character type.


Happy Witch.

Angry Lighthouse Keeper.

Naughty Squirrel.

Giggly Giraffe.


  • A quick fun way to find character at the start of the scene.
  • Encourages people to play with both emotion and physicality.


This exercise from IO.


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