Erica Marx

Tug of War

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play tug of war with imaginary rope with partners (or whole team)



being on the spot
sharing control
bold action


Divide players into two teams and establish a “rope.” Then have them start a pantomimed tug-of-war.

Coach actors to really feel the rope and to be aware of moving with their team members to create the illusion. Ask audience players for feedback on how believable the actors were.

Once actors receive feedback, ask them to try the exercise again.


What was your biggest challenge in this game?
What helped you the most in creating the illusion?
What changed from the first time you played to the second?

How can we apply what we learned to being better actors?

n pairs
who won? Who lost?
This time focus on being a good partner, work together to have a good time.

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