(the one where players use props in new ways)
In this game for performance, two teams of players compete to make up new/original/funny uses for everyday objects. Each team is given an object (e.g. a Pool Noodle and a Traffic Cone) which they take turns using in original ways (the Pool Noodle could be a giant unicorn horn, an umbilical cord, a jump rope, etc.). The first team to hesitate or fail to come up with something loses that round. New props are used in each new round.
(aka: Pass the Prop)
- Everyday household objects are fine for practice (phones, coat hangers, staplers) but for a show, bigger and weirder objects are more fun (giant fuzzy dice, blow up dolls, an oddly shaped pillow).
- Instead of just saying what the object is, actually use it as that new thing, as if you're playing an incredibly short scene with dialogue and action.
- Play this as a line game (no teams) in which players step forward individually from the back line and use the prop in a new/original/funny way.
- Use Props as a warm-up by passing a prop around the circle and having each person use it in a new way, or just calling it what it actually is if they’re not inspired or feeling pressured. Introduce new props regularly.
- @ThinkMagnet keeps a photo folder on her phone with pictures of interesting objects so she can play Props on the go.