This game emphasizes cooperation and support of an idea. A participant’s contribution is validated by becoming the inspiration of the next person’s offer.
- The participants stand just outside the prescribed performance space (a circle or an end of the room). The first participant enters, forms the shape of a tree with his/her body and says, “I am a tree.”
- The next participant adds to the picture by taking a position in relation to the last thing that was said. For example, “I am the bench under the tree,” and taking on a physical shape of that object.
- The next one might say, “I am the squirrel climbing on the bench”.
- And so on.
- Once all the participants have been added, the first person takes on a new shape, says, “I am a…” (Car or Classroom, or bedroom…) and the game continues until all participants have had a second turn.