Meet & Greet Walkabout
Everyone walks around the room, saying hello and meeting and greeting each other in different ways suggested by the teacher. For example they could be roommates, rivals, colleagues, best friends, two people that pass each other every day and nod at each other.
- Best friends.
- Surfer dudes.
- Confident business people.
- High school crush.
- Arch enemies.
- Fellow super hero.
It is a good way of trying lots of characters without thinking too much, and breaks the ice. It is a good game for early in a workshop as it helps people connect in different ways and breaks them out of habitual status and character so they are ready to try out different characters, emotions and physicality over the workshop.
It’s a character exercise in disguise, and very good for people new to improv as they get to play different characters without having to do anything in front of an audience and without criticism.
It also encourages eye contact.
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