Teaching Drama

Resource: Tons of Fast & Slow Prompts

Tons of Fast and Slow Prompts
Written by Kerry Hishon

Speed up! Slow down! Hurry hurry — but hang on! Sometimes you need some speed-related prompts for your improvisation games or playwriting projects, and we won’t keep you waiting. Here is a collection of 25 speedy and 25 languid prompts (50 prompts total!), with a collection of exit slip questions and a handy link round-up in the giveaway below. Don’t delay — get at it, post-haste!

Fast Prompts

  1. A supersonic jet
  2. An Olympic sprinter
  3. An Olympic swimmer
  4. A speed skater
  5. Hermes, the Greek god of speed and agility
  6. Someone being chased by a bear
  7. Someone urgently searching for a bathroom
  8. A peregrine falcon
  9. A shortfin mako (the world’s fastest shark)
  10. A race car
  11. Some hot gossip
  12. A cheetah
  13. A speeding bullet
  14. A bullet train
  15. A superhero with super-speed powers (like The Flash or Quicksilver)
  16. An avalanche
  17. A pet dog or cat doing zoomies
  18. A quickstep ballroom dance
  19. A waterslide
  20. A rollercoaster
  21. A rabbit
  22. EDM (electronic dance music)
  23. Fast food
  24. The Fast and the Furious movie series
  25. A velociraptor
Slow Prompts
  1. A tortoise
  2. A snail
  3. A baby learning to walk
  4. An elderly person
  5. Someone with a broken leg
  6. People strolling along the beach
  7. A traffic jam
  8. A sloth
  9. Ketchup coming out of a glass bottle
  10. Trying to scrape price tag residue off an item
  11. Being put on hold on the phone
  12. A ballad
  13. A meal made in a slow cooker
  14. Being stuck in mud
  15. Waiting in line
  16. Completing a thousand-piece puzzle
  17. Molasses
  18. Growing out your hair
  19. A restaurant with mediocre service
  20. Learning how to skate
  21. Dial-up internet
  22. Trying to remove waterproof makeup
  23. Trying to turn off your phone in a theatre while everyone watches you angrily
  24. A shopping cart with a wiggly wheel
  25. Tourists
Click here for a collection of fast and slow exit slip prompts, and a round-up of fast- and slow-related articles.

Kerry Hishon is a director, actor, writer and stage combatant from London, Ontario, Canada. She blogs at www.kerryhishon.com.

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Kerry Hishon

Kerry Hishon is a director, actor, writer and stage combatant from London, Ontario, Canada. View her blog at www.kerryhishon.com.