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You can do this only once with a new group.
Tell them they are all chickens in a henhouse, and a nuclear bomb is about to
drop on the henhouse within 30 seconds, Ask the players to play the chickens
as truthfully as possible, then give them the start signal.
chicken that shows acknowledgement of the incoming bomb, fails the exercise. Chickens have no clue what a bomb is.
The goal of the exercise is to show the difference between the reality of the
player and the reality of the character.
Attributed to Stella Adler (the only known American
to study directly with Russian Master Konstantine Stanislavsky). The story goes that Marlon Brando got it and simply went about laying an egg while the other chickens went in a frenzy.