This is the second activity on gender. This activity can be used as an immersion on the topic after the warming-up. You can find more activities on gender here.
15 to 25 minutes
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Does not matter, must be a similar mix of boys and girls.
Props may be used.
Two groups are formed, one containing all of the boys and the other containing all of the girls.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ACTIVITY
To devise and discuss a piece that explores the perceptions boys and girls have of each other.
Groups are asked to devise a piece that explores what they think
the other gender does when the other gender is not around. They
are given 10 minutes to devise a piece and it can be set in any
location. They perform the scene in front of the other group.
After each piece is performed, the audience (made up of the gender
being performed) is asked about their opinions of the play and what
they would change in order to make it more accurate.