Word Machine

Rules:

A member of the audience (or one member of the team) is invited on stage to become the Word Machine. They offer random single words whenever a player taps one of their outstretched fists. The players begin a scene and tap the word machine’s hand mid-speech, the moment they need an offer. The word machine says a word and the player justifies this word in the scene.

Objectives:

To justify the word immediately and create a full scene.

Comments:

The game is most fruitful if the word machine is used for finding the ideas to establish the elements of the Basic Scene Structure. It is especially great for creating problems and solutions. It is very important that all offers from the Word Machine are used within the scene.

Adaptations:

Pillars Two word machines stand at either side of the stage ready to call out words.