Everyone sits in a circle. Ask players to write their name in the air with various body parts: arm, leg, head, elbow, etc. Everyone writes simultaneously to reduce self-consciousness.
What parts of your body did you use?
Which parts moved most/least easily?
Why is it so difficult to make a circle and a cross together?
“Can you write your name big? Small?”
“In print or in cursive? Backwards? Upside-down?”
The Circle and the Cross (Boal)
With their right hands, players describe a circle in the air. Stop. With their left hands, players describe a cross or plus sign. Now warn players that you will give them a task that most people find impossible: do both at once! Very few will succeed, but its fun to try.