Improv Acting Camp (5 of 5)

Lesson Title: Improv Acting Camp (5 of 5)
Academic Standards: CONTENT STANDARD 2: Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining characters in improvisations and informal or formal productions.
Content Creator: Mr. Michael Dzbenski
Level: High School
Duration: 25-35 min
  /  Improv Acting Camp (5 of 5)


  • Students will compete in a theater sports competition allowing them to assess and reflect the skills they developed over the past four lessons.
  • Students will apply their understanding of showing in improv by participating in theater games and reflecting on their experience.


This lesson will take all of the skills learned over the past four lessons and put them to the test in a theater sports format.


  1. Review Class Objectives
  2. Introduce the Players
  3. Rules of the Game
  4. The GAME
    1. World's Worst
    2. Props
    3. Alphabet
    4. Party Quirks
    5. Questions Only
    6. Scenes from a Hat
  5. Awards and Rewards
  6. Debrief

Demonstratives & Media

Classroom Space
Curation Museum
Virtual Field Trips & Lab Demonstrations
Instructional Videos
3D objects

Suggested Ancillary Support

  1. World's Worst
    1. Mall Santa
    2. Marriage proposal
    3. Police officer
    4. Football Player
    5. Waiter/Waitress
    6. Salesperson
    7. Farmer
    8. Chef
    9. Teacher
    10. Dentist
    11. Rock Star
    12. Dancer
    13. Computer Programmer
    14. News Reporter
    15. Ice Cream Flavors
  2. Props
    1. Spawn Good Props
  3. Alphabet Game
    1. 2 players at a time
    2. Ask Audience for a letter
    3. Ask audience for where they are
  4. Party Quirks
    1. Allergic to Everything
    2. Gradually Getting Younger
    3. Has an imaginary friend
    4. Copies whatever anyone else says
    5. Obsessed with Disney...everything
    6. Singer that reacts to everything "soulfully"
    7. Cirque du Soleil Performer that HAS to practice
    8. Changes into a different animal every time they sneeze
    9. Only has a limited time to live unless they find true loves kiss
    10. Astronaut that really misses Earth
  5. Questions only
    1. 2 players at a time
    2. Ask Audience for a situation to act out
  6. Scenes from a Hat
    1. Songs that would never make it to number 1
    2. Bad things to hear at a restaurant
    3. Things you shouldn't say in a job interview
    4. Things you shouldn't do when meeting royalty
    5. Scout badges you have never heard of
    6. Unusual uses for your cat
    7. Things you pet would say if they could talk
    8. Unusual things to be celebrated with a cake
    9. Things not to bring to the bathroom
    10. Awkward excuses for being late


Have a great class!