Theatre Games

Playing theatre games at The House Conspiracy in Brisbane

“Through spontaneity we are re-formed into ourselves. It creates an explosion that for the moment frees us from handed-down frames of reference …” Viola Spolin, the creator of Theatre Games Theatre games are both fun and help people to build a variety of skills, such as bodily awareness and spatial sensitivity. You may have played some of those games like mirroring, where one player copies the movements of another, then switching and switching again until the players don’t know who leads who follows. Another hit is ‘I love you, honey’, where one play stands in the centre and another comes up and says ‘I love you, honey’. If player one smiles, they are out, if not they say ‘Honey, I love you, but you just can’t make me smile’. Really heartwarming and laughter-inducing game of people professing love for each other. Theatre games help to develop theatre skills, while allowing people to drop into heart space.