Glass Cobra*

Everyone sits in a circle so that their shoulders are touching. Then everyone turns right so they are looking at the back of someone’s head. With their eyes closed, they use their hands to investigate the back of the head, the neck and the shoulders of the person in front of them. The circle is broken and each person sets off around the room for two or three minutes, still keeping their eyes closed, until the trainer gives the signal for everyone to find “their” person (the person who was in front of them). Eyes are kept closed the whole time and the game finishes when everyone has found their person (i.e. when the circle closes again).

* Boal. Games for Actors and Non-actors, p. 108.



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