1) Speak in a fake Italian accent for the day. The faker and cheesier, the better.

2) Wear a commedia mask to work.  If you don’t have a commedia mask, wear makeup and a fake beauty mark and go as one of the Innamorati .  Failing that, wear any mask you like.

3)  Perform a lazzi (comic routine)  We suggest the fly you can’t kill lazzi.  Imagine a fly buzzing around.  It lands, you pounce, (maybe by hitting someone or yourself in a sensitive spot)  but it keeps on buzzing away. But you can make up your own lazzi too!

4) Pontificate like Dottore all day.  Make random assertions and then back them up spouting nonsense, made-up statistics, and a fair amount of hemming and hawing.

5) Walk funny.  Practice your silliest walks today.  If you’d like to have a hump on your back, today’s the day!

6) Turn on a dime. About halfway through an argument, start arguing vehemently for the other side.  Don’t let the fact that they now agree with you stop you from arguing.

7) Play matchmaker.  Now is the perfect time to hatch an elaborate plot to get two unlikely people together.  The more complicated and crazy, the better.

8) Count to Three.  In comedy, three is a magic number.  So do everything three times for comic effect, but on the third time, let something different happen.  Go in a different way.

9) Go Faster.  Do everything as fast, as big, as funny, and as loud as you can.  It’s the  Italian way

10) Take part in one of our Commedia Workshops – for beginners or more experienced performers. 

11) Watch our show ‘Arlecchinos Revenge’ – suitable for the entire school
  
12) Have fun! If it’s not fun to do, it’s probably not Commedia.
 
Purpose of the game: To focus, energise and break the ice
Number of people: 4+  
Age:  6+
Time: 3 - 5mins
Game Rules... Click READ MORE for the full game details.


 
Game 1: 1, CLAP, NOISE

Purpose of the game: 
- Vocal warm up 
- Focus
- Bonding

Number of people: 4 people upwards
Age: 6 +
Time: 5 – 10mins
Game Rules... Click READ MORE for the full game details.

Game 2: PASS THE PRESENT

Purpose of the game:  
- Observation
- Creativity 
- Improvisation 

Number of people: 3 people upwards 
Age: 5 +
Time: 5 – 10mins
Game Rules... Click READ MORE for the full game details.

 
Purpose of the game: To focus a group
Number of people: As many or as little as you like  
Age:  10+
Time: 5mins
Game Rules... Click READ MORE for the full game details.


 
Purpose of the game: 
-  To develop better group dynamics
-  To develop observation skills

Number of people: As many or as little as you like  
Age:  11+
Time: 10 - 15mins
Game Rules... Click READ MORE for the full game details.

 
Purpose of the game: 
  -  Warms the body & mind
  -  Focuses creativity
  -  Helps concentration 
  -  Hones energy
  -  Good for group bonding

Number of people:  Small groups only
Age: 7 years to adult 
Time: 20 minutes 
Game Rules... Click READ MORE for the full game details.

 
In thinking of an Olympic-appropriate game this month, our reading led us to this list of 50 ways to get into the Olympic spirit. Read more to see the full list of fun events and activities. We have highlighted our favourites!

 
Purpose of the game: 
  -  Warms the body, mind and voice
  -  Very time efficient
  -  Boosts a lot of energy
  -  Focuses minds
  -  Suitable for any age range
  -  Gets students ready for anything!

Props: 0
Number of people:  4 - 1000!
Game Rules... Click READ MORE for the full game details.

 
Game purpose:
  -  To open the creative mind
  -  Hone energy and focus

  - Suitable for any age range

Props required: 0
Number of people: 2 but can be played with 3
Game Rules.... Click Read More for the full details.