This improv game is in the following improv game categories:
One player is blindfolded, and the room is filled with obstacles (put a
couple of chairs everywhere, leave all kinds of junk on the floor). The
idea is that the rest of the group will lead the blindfolded player through
the room, by talking.
Also known as Airplane. A helpful reader offered us an explanation for the name
`Airplane`: The blindfoldee (or just eyes
closed) is led through a maze composed of furniture and the other actors.
He is an "Airplane" lost in the fog being talked down by the "Air Traffic
Controller", who must remain in his/her "Tower". Standing on a
chair/rehearsal block lends visibility for the controller. The airplane
also only has a limited amount of fuel left (1-3 minutes, whatever) to
reach a safe landing (arriving at the Tower). The airplane is also allowed
two "brushes"-limited contact with an obstacle. The third brush or a
direct hit or stepping on something directly causes a "crash". They may
step around, over or under the obstacles. Also, the airplane can only fly
forward. It can turn in any direction, however. The directions must be
given from the pilot`s point of view; a good exercise for fledgling
directors. You can also destroy all the trust you`ve built up in your
class by completely clearing
the deck and torturing the Pilot. Believe us,
someone will suggest it.
Also known as Obstacle Course. Also known as Mine Field. See also Fingertips for a similar exercise.