What are Plays?
Similar to improvisation, participants are given a context: place, problem, and character. However, in plays, the script (what they say) is partially or totally pre-determined. In plays, students are assigned a character, and they must plan or read the lines of the character and dramatize the actions. In plays, students must listen to their partners in order to know when it is their turn. Although listening is not as necessary in a play as it is in improvisation, students still must know when it is their turn to speak.
Have a great idea for plays? Have a question about plays? Visit the Guestbook!