This improv game is in the following improv game categories:
Works best with an even number of players. Split the group in 2.
One half forms a circle in the middle of the room,
facing outwards. The other half positions themselves, each player in front
of one of the players in the middle circle.
The middle players are clay, or stone, and the outsiders are sculptors.
Let each sculptor do something to his lump
of clay, then make the sculptors
rotate clockwise. Everyone now stands in front of someone else`s block of
stone or lump of clay. Have them work some more on the sculpture and rotate
again. Repeat till every player is in front of his original piece of stone
Then ask the sculptors to introduce their work, and give it a name.
Each statue or sculpture has a built in voice chip that can utter exactly
one sentence. Let the sculptors switch on the voice chip at the end of their
Excellent exercise to try with a new group to see who is Mr. Nice Guy
Players that keep placing the sculptures in positions that are impossible to
maintain or physically painful can easily be spotted with this exercise.
Other thing to watch for is which players undo the work the previous artists
made. The idea is to build art together, not to destroy previously done work
in order to push your own ideas. Make this clear by asking the sculptors,
they`re in front of their original work again, to what extent the works still
looks anything like what they started with.