Friday, August 23, 2013

School / Team Spirit Skits with Improv Games

I've seen some requests for homecoming game skits and I thought these improv games could work well. These can be good for school and team spirit skits or school competitions (battle between the classes).

Team Spirit School Spirit Homecoming Improv

Victory Walk: The team walks in place in a life. Audience or leader calls out different things they have to walk through. Snow, ice, mud, rain, etc. When the leader feels like they get through one, then he yells victory and they cheer.
Documentary or Slide Show: A leader pretends to be a narrator of a documentary and the actors must act out the documentary the leader describes. They story is the glorious history of the class/team/group. They story can be over the top such as helping with world peace, ending hunger in Africa, etc. They can do it as a slideshow/powerpoint with still picture poses or actually act out what is being narrated.
Stunt Doubles: 2 Actors play two people from the other team. They can't do anything right or they are scared to do simple tasks such as throw a ball so they call in members of your team to help and show they how to do it. When it comes time to do a "dangerous" step (such as tying their shoes) they call in their stunt doubles. The easier the "dangerous" task is, the funnier it can be (such as picking up a gum wrapper).
Helping Hands: Have two groups of actors. One group plays the home team or school. The other team plays the opposing school or team. They are preparing for the big game by eating their dinners. But the opposing team's hands are played by other actors (they come from behind and have their arms come under the front player's arms who wraps their arms behind their backs). They then must eat their meal with their unseeing arms doing the feeding.
Lines from our Pockets: The audience will write lines for the actors to say. Someone will collect the lines and not show them to the actors. The actors will act out a team/school spirit scene and then they must work the lines into the scene. You can have two actors play people from the other team and give them weird lines to say and then give the good team people cool lines to say.
Here Comes Jack and Jill: Two actors play Jack and Jill who are off stage. Jack and Jill are from the other team or school. Two home team/school actors describe the terrible things Jack and Jill do while he/she is off stage. Jack and Jill enter and they have to act like described.
Questions Only: Actors get in two lines (one line is the home team/school and the other is opposing team/school). They talk in the form of a question. If they make a statement or don't use a question, then they must go to the back of the line or the audience can shout DIE and they must do a dramatic death scene. The line with the most left at the end wins.
Stand Sit Slump: Three players are preparing for the big game. One must be standing, one must be sitting and one must slump down on the ground. After each actor says one thing, the last actor to speak must pick a new position (stand) and the others must adjust and pick the two remaining positions (sit and slump). This can continue until a high moment of humor or until one actor messes up.
Pick your Captain of the team (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly): You must pick a Captain to lead your team. 3 players form a line upstage. The audience provides questions or problems for which they need advice. Actor #1 always provide good advice, actors #2 always gives bad advice , and actors #3 gives really bad advice. Good advice should be good, bad should be opposite of the good and ugly should be an even worse version of bad.
Gibberish: A group of actors (group #1) are from the other team/school and act out a scene speaking in a weird alien language. They act out a simple activity like stretching before the big game. The other group of actors (group #2) act out the same scene and translate what was said in English. Variation: have actors translate what was said by the other team/school actors as they act
Melodrama: Do an old fashioned melodrama, but with a twist. The twists will be based on suggestions from the audience. Have three characters: a damsel in distress (from the home team/school), a hero (from the home team/school, and a villain (a character from the other team/school). Audience: will Boo at Villain, Cheer for Hero, Ahhh for Damsel. Audience will suggest... Damsel: something strange to sell for a school fund raiser, Villain: a weird form of torture, Hero: an odd weapon someone might use to stop a villain.
Game Day Story in a Minute: The actors act out a story of their big victory game and then act out the story in one minute. Then they must act out the same thing in 30 seconds. THEN they must act it out in 10 seconds.
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