Physical Obstacle/Room Conflict Performances

Educational Objective:

Students will be able to create room conflict and physical obstacle in their acting by performing rehearsed improv scenes.

Enduring Understanding 1:

Actors must be willing to follow their impulses and instincts to create compelling theatre work.


Essential Question 1:

How do our desires and goals influence others?


Materials needed:



Play signs as a class: One person goes out of the room, the class decides on the “sign” or physical obstacles that will be passed around. One person starts it by making eye contact and doing the physical obstacle, the next person accepts it by doing the physical obstacle back, and they have it. The person comes back in the room, and has to guess who has the sign. The goal is to pass the physical obstacle around until the person in the middle can locate who has it.

theatre goal: everyone practicing the same physical obstacle.


Step 1 –

Students sign up for an order on the board.


Step 2-

Work performances: correct objectives/tactics/room conflict/physical obstacle


Step 3-

Have students be a respectful audience and contribute to feedback.



Final Assessment for Lesson 6:

Performance Evaluation



50 points: 5-setting/relationship; 5-Task; 5-objective; 15 – 3 tactics; 5 -room conflict, 5- physical obstacle, 5 for rehearsal/preparation, 5 participation/attitude.
For each section, if they struggle to understand, but are trying and taking direction, give them full points. Deduct points for lack of preparation, or for complete omission of item even in rehearsal.