A group creating and telling a story together, one word or sentence at a time.
Start in a Drama circle.
Students take it turn to say either a sentence or word building up a story around the circle.
You can use sentence starters or words to change the story e.g. "fortunately" and "unfortunately" alternately as the first word of the sentence.
You can also experiment with story conventions e.g. once upon a time, the official time of death had been 6.15 pm etc.
Give participants the opportunity to say only 1 word if they wish, to avoid long pauses for thought
A group can perform the story that has been developed in the circle, either by improvising as the story is being told, or using it as a stimulus to develop afterwards.
A 'director' can sit in the centre of the circle and point to whoever he/she wishes to tell the story next
Give the story a title e.g. How the Pig got its curly tail.