This is a quick and easy Acting exercise you can do at home. The challenge is in changing the emotion and really committing to the delivery and performance of each emotion.
Here’s how to play: Memorize a short poem or Nursery Rhyme. Once you have it memorized, choose at least three different emotions. Perform the poem or nursery rhyme with those three emotions, really jumping fully into the emotion. Here are a few basic emotions to get you started:
After you performances, discuss with your family which emotions worked well with the poem or nursery rhyme, and which emotions didn’t. Were some combinations funny? Or authentic? Which emotions felt the most natural to you?
Send us a video of your favorite emotional performance to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on social media @stagelightarts. As always, have fun playing!