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  1. Divide the group into groups of 5-8 players.
  2. Give each group a location such as “the beach”, “a metro station” or “the market”.
  3. Each group must create the environment using all the members of their group but no one person can be the center of attention. All participants must play people, not objects. Little pieces of dialogue may be used, but pantomime is best.
  4. After devising their scene, have each group perform their work for the class.

VARIATIONS: For older groups ask them to incorporate entrances and exits. This gives some change in rhythm. For even more ‘realism’ you can play a sound score under the scene, with ambient crowd sounds or waves for the beach. It might be that music or a certain song captures the location. Try using movie soundtracks, jazz or a song like “Downtown” by Petula Clark.

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