Daily Drama: Animal Exercise

We are going to get wild with this exercise. Animal exercises are fun and helpful because an actor will associate with an animal other than who they are. So let’s get to it!


  1. Pick an animal that you would like to work with.
  2. Think about the animal. What are its attributes? How does it move?
  3. Research the animal, and begin to make moves to portray the animal.
  4. Continue working on the portrayal until you feel content with it.
  5. Now you are going to pick a monologue that would work for the animal you have chosen. (For example, if you chose a rabbit, the monologue could be timid or shy)
  6. After you have looked over the monologue and decided on the best way to portray the animal through the monologue.
  7. Memorize the monologue and express everything as the animal in the monologue.

This is an interesting exercise that helps with getting into character. You can also continue to use this technique with various animals and monologues.

For more information and a monologues database, check out:

Acting Games and Exercises for Actor Warm Ups: https://monologueblogger.com/acting-games-and-exercises-for-actor-warm-ups/