Great, Next Character
Ask half the class to stand at one side of the stage. One by one get them to stand on stage and ask them to play any character. After a short while shout “Great! Next character!” giving them a run of a few. To help them stretch their character range, you can also shout “Great! Next high-status character”/”Great! Next animal character”. Give them a massive round of applause and get the next person to play. Having a group at the side waiting to go on feels like support for the solo performer.
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