Theatre Warm Up Game: Pass the Word


Pass the Word
Warm-Up [music playing] Pass the word is a lively performance warm-up. It could also be a fun game to improve diction
and emphasis. Jennie Eng
Lead Teaching Artist You could play this game in one to two minutes with a large or a small group. You can personalize this game to your group. Participants can pass sections of a speech they’re working on, a monologue, or can pass vocabulary words. It’s up to you! Now, let’s see how to play Pass the Word! We’re going to play a game called Pass the
Word. This is great for warming up vocally, warming up physically, and really focusing
the energy of the room. So if you have a group performance, or an ensemble speech, this is a fun thing to do before that. I’m going to say a word, or a phrase and I’m going to pass it to you and when it comes to you, one time we might do pitch, we might do volume, we might do pace, we might even add in an
emotion. But whatever I do, you do it more. And then you do it more, and more and more
and more until it reaches her, and it’s the biggest expression of whatever we’ve decided it will
be. Okay? Ready? What’s going on over there? What’s going on over there? What’s going on over there? What is going on over there? What’s going on over there? What’s going on over there? What’s going on over there? What’s going on over there? Great. This time let’s do pace. Alright, so pace, make it faster or slower, vary it up within the sentence, whatever you
want to do. Ready? What’s going on over there? What’s going on over there? What’s going on over there? What is going on over there? What’s going on over there? What’s going on over there? What’s going on over there? What’s going on over there? [laughter] To find more ways to improve your public speaking, check out www.fords.org or follow us on Twitter @FordsEdu

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