Sit Stand Lie Lean

Sit Stand Lie Lean


4 improvisers do a scene. Throughout the scene one must sit, one stand, one lie, one lean. When they move (e.g. the person sitting stands up) they change places and must justify the movement.

Teaching Purpose

Focus. There are lots of things going on and you have to carry on a scene.

Additional Tips for Playing

  • Focus on the emotion/relationship of the scene. This helps the game be a fun scene with an extra challenge, rather than a scene where lots of people talk about whether they want to sit or stand.
  • It also helps to make big and bold choices at the beginning.
  • You can ask the audience to make noises if the positions aren’t right, but really you want them to just enjoy the scene!

Show Introduction

“This game is called Sit Stand Lie Lean, and during the scene one of our players has to be sitting, one standing, one lying, and one leaning! If any of them change position one of the players has to take up that position. To get us started could I get suggestions of a relationship?”


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