1. GENERAL HEADING: Improvisation
2. TITLE OF EXERCISE: "The Family Feud"
3. GOALS: To build concentration and alertness; prompt imagination; group dynamic; observation.
4. NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 5 students at a time while the rest of the class observes and guesses.
5. EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES: None
6. CLASS TIME NEEDED: 10 15 minutes.
7. STEP-BY-STEP DESCRIPTION: Pick out five students at a time. Take them into a corner and tell them what kind of family they are. They then stand in front of rest of class and strike poses a la that terrible television show: "The Family Feud." Types of families are:
The rest of the class calls out guesses until they figure out what family is on stage.
8. POINTS FOR OBSERVATION, DISCUSSION: Not really any-this is a good ice breaker early in the semester that allows everyone to have fun, relax, and become less self-conscious.
9. SOURCE/REFERENCE: Adapted from Greg Atkin's Improv!, Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1994.
10. ADDITIONAL READING: N.A.
11. VARIATIONS: Endless....