A tableau is a drama activity where all the participants freeze in place in a dramatic pose.  It can be used as an alternative to a skits in getting girls involved in a drama activity.  Have the girls think about creating an image like a in a photo or a painting.  Depending on what story the girls are trying to tell, they may want to form a single tableau or a series of them.  Like skits props and costumes can be used.  To present a tableau, girls can either enter one at a time, or all at once.  One at a time is sometimes more dramatic as it isn’t always clear what they are doing until others are added to the scene but this can be harder for young girls to pull off.

This video shows a group of drama students creating a tableau on friendship



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