Machine

Machine

Description

Half of the group stand along the back wall. The other half of the group suggest machines (e.g. washing machine, microwave, tractor) and the groups standing physically become those machines as a team. They don’t talk about it. The director gets suggestions for machines (tractor, typewriter, combine harvester etc) and the improvisers make those machines with their bodies as one team, without talking about it.

Teaching Purpose

A good exercise in looking at offers and building on them (yes and), and collaborating.

Origins

Learnt from John Cremer at The Maydays and Charna Halpern with IO.

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