View Full Version : Two Person Warm Ups
07-31-2008, 04:44 PM
Anyone have any suggestions for two-person warm ups and exercises? Right now we're just running scenes and working on transitions and initiations together.
A Blind Line exercise might work...
Try having a series of random initiations by Person1 and Person2 will react to them. Then switch; Person2 will perform the random initiations. The initiations can be written by the opposing person, or just randomly chosen from various sources (plays, novels, other people, etc.)
Create a random timer on a computer or something. That way each scene will be a random timelength.
07-31-2008, 07:27 PM
I like alternating saying a word inspiried by the last word said. go for about 25 words, then after the 25th word, person A gives the last word back to person B (the same word he just recieved) then you go Backwards in the list, so you will be saying the words the other person generated in order. You can have an amazingly long list of words and get all the way back without missing one. Its very fun
08-01-2008, 05:41 AM
I like doing Harold openings with just myself and another person, just to warm up and get the juices flowing.
Also, do a scene and then switch characters and do the exact same scene. It's fun for you to try to play their characters and remember what they said and vice versa.
08-01-2008, 02:27 PM
pass the snaps. forces you to get physical while also paying attention to what your partner's body is up to, how they're receiving the snap, what they're doing with it, etc.
if you're unfamiliar with this, it's as simple as it sounds. pretend the snap is a ball, or an object, or just an energy. you snap when you receive it, snap when you send it (or maybe you just slap it back with one quick snap). make sure you have enough space and move around in it. some things to do with the snap include: dribbling it like a basketball, throwing it behind your back, fielding it like a grounder, making it drink milk from your breast, etc.
anyway, it always helped get my body focused. usually did it after a verbal one-word free association warm-up.
and if you can't snap....then maybe this isn't the warm-up for you. no big deal.
08-04-2008, 10:27 PM
Thanks everybody for the input. I'll definitely incorporate these into our rehearsals.
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