Story telling and play acting
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 13:58:41 -0800 (PST)
There are also round robin stories. One person begins and the next picks up. 
You can  make rules about the story. No new characters or at least one new 
character. All characters must interact, or 3 or only 2, half the characters 
must be dogs and half cats, etc. 

Each person has 3 minutes, or whatever to continue the story. You can also have 
randomly drawn cards that require a new thing from each person — a cruise, a 
visiting movie star, a family celebration with all the characters, a blizzard, 

We used to do these as spontaneously in college as interactive plays. One 
person would out of the blue make a dramatic emotional statement and others 
pick up casting themselves as characters in a play. People keep their 
characters but can also be shapeshifters — like Agatha Christie characters who 
turn out to be someone’s real daughter, a police detective, a reporter, or the 
only person in the world who knows one or more characters is really a killer. 
They can also lie.

The story games should be as much fun to listen to as to participate in so 
people don’t get tired waiting their turn.

Depends on the relaxed quality of your group which one will work best.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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