This activity has many variations. The essence of this activity deals with throwing an imaginary ball from one person to the other. The number of people participating in this activity can vary from literally just a couple to a full group. Other variations include the ball size and its weight. This activity serves as a platform for using imagination at a basic level.
The Door Syndrome
If as an actor, you want to create the reality of an object, learn to use the object you are imagining. Don’t give a demonstration of that object. Don’t be like those actors who demonstrate what the object is instead of using it. Most famous is the ‘Door Syndrome.’ Here, most actors imagining a door will trace its outline using their finger before walking through. This is the easy way out – playing it absolutely safe, indicating to the audience beforehand that it is a door. You should instead use your body and imagination in tandem and try to maintain the reality of an imagined object when acting. You should be able to feel the imagined object. When this happens, you will be able make a smooth transition from one object to another using the mind and body to imagine the object and also feel it.