Thought Tap

Freeze the drama activity and tap participants on the shoulder for them to reveal their thoughts.


A versatile drama strategy that can be used within many drama activities. It involves the workshop leader freezing the action and tapping individuals on the shoulder for them to reveal their inner thoughts.

This encourages participants to really think about the character or situation they are portraying and to use the thought tap to enforce their body language in their frozen position.

This works very well alongside Tableaux, or frozen pictures, particularly those that show a contrasting status between those involved.
Further Development

The whole group can portray the same character or situation to explore a variety of thoughts.