Play In A Day gives teams the challenge of working with our professional Actors and Directors to produce a short play in a day!…well less than a day…2-4 hours…but ‘Play In A 2-4 Hours’ didn’t quite have the same ring to it. The event starts with some fun warm up impro games that get the mind working and get everyone laughing; they are as fun for participants and audience members alike! These include: Space Jump, Whose Line Is It Anyway: What Prop is This?, and Partner Puppets.
We talk through the importance of being open to offers and following your impulses, and the negative outcome of someone blocking your idea on stage and going with their own agenda. It’s all about listening, communicating, and working together as a cohesive unit in a really fun and lighthearted way where no one can fail!
We then move on to the concepts of story building starting with devising and performing 5min versions of popular fairy tales. Teams have to work quickly and cohesively, and identify the essential elements to the story that must be included. These are performed in front of the entire group and then our actors and directors give tips and feedback that you take into your final task: create a play from scratch! Using props, costumes, and craft supplies, you’ll devise a 5-10min creative story or skit that can be based around a prop, theme, company value, goal or conference. Teams will have the aid of our professional actors to assist you in the creative process, and you’ll also be encouraged to work autonomously and embrace the individual talents within your team.
We then regroup to watch each teams’ performance and the entertainment begins! With in-jokes, celebrity impersonations, and classic one-liners, there’s so many hilarious moments. To finish the game on an awesome high we award medals for standout & breakthrough performances! Play In A Day offers something totally different and rewarding, and is perfect for connecting teams.