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Practice pushing the limits of spontaneous response.

Although not the same game Numbers Change in the book. (pg. 407), Viola had us play this game several times. The aim is to enhance your impulse to respond instantly. I think also it gets everyone used to working at pace faster than the head can deal with, which makes making mistakes fun and part of the game.  (nothing you should bring up to players though as ‘a lesson’ lest you put the focus on accepting failure and not just having a really good time) A great warm-up and really fun.

• By helping to free the student-actor for the learning process and by inspiring communication in the theater with dedication and passion, it will be found that the average person will not fail to respond to the art form.

— Viola Spolin