More Games to Improve Acting Skills and Imagination

The Machine of Emotions is a mechanism in your imagination, composed of elements associated with the desired emotion. Take one emotion “anger”, then take a sheet of paper and write down situations that make you angry. For example, noisy neighbours, strict parents, a lot of homework, wrong haircut, etc. With every situation you need to come up with some image. 

Then, you connect together these images and at the end you will have the “machine of anger.” Do the same thing with many other emotions and when you need to act them, you can always take this “machine” and recall all of those images that make you angry, happy, irritated etc. These images will help you quickly get the desired emotion.

The Non-Stop Monologue. In this exercise you will have to present a monologue on some topic for 3 to 5 minutes without any stops or time for preparation. You should try to avoid any pauses and your speech should sound like you’ve been preparing it for a long time. 
At first choose the topics you are familiar with, then move on to the once that you hardly know anything about. This exercise will help you to develop you skills of improvisation.

Stroking an Animal. This exercise should be done in a group, so take your friends and give everyone a sheet of paper with the list of animals in it (cat, elephant, hamster, dog and so on). Each of the participants chooses an animal he/she likes and imagines holding and stoking it. The task of other participants is to guess which animal it is. This exercise is often used in drama classes for beginners.