Freeze

Freeze can be used as an editing tool in the Drama - stopping action at any point for discussion or change.

Description

A useful strategy to introduce early in Drama activites as it allows an element of control to sessions and a tool to explore scenarios.

Tell the students that at some point you will call 'Freeze' and expect them to freeze like statues in whatever situation they were in at the time. After a while using this strategy will become second nature to them.

For younger participants the notion of 'Freeze' may be a little harder to adhere to! Introduce it as a game initially to get them used to standing like statues, adding a Stop/Go can add a fun aspect to this.
Further Development

When the students are frozen you can use other strategies, such as the Thought Tap, to bring the frozen picture or character to life.