The Drama class is developing a short performance based on characters the students created themselves. This includes a sad person, a crazy person, and an annoyed nurse, as well as many others. Students were given two minutes to create their character and improvisational a story by collaborating with the other students' characters.
“It’s fun!" says Cheickna, one of the students in the class.
"You get to do fun activities like tongue-twisters
and play games.”
Students also play a lot of improv games to develop skills for acting. One of the games is “Assassin”. “
Assassin” is a game where the students close their eyes, then the teacher taps one student on the shoulder and if you get tapped, your are the assassin.
Then, everyone opens their eyes and walk around and shake everyone's hands.
The assassin is then supposed to scratch everyone while shaking on of the students' hands.
The people in the game try to figure out who the assassin is, if they feel like they know who it is, they tell the teacher.
If you get scratched, you have to shake a few people’s hands until you can do a very dramatic death.
This is a great game to play because it develops character skills as well as keeping a straight face when you get scratched.