Sharing energy and taking focus take the spotlight in this collection of theatre games, drama exercises and performance pieces – I wanted my students to listen and connect with one another and to have an awareness of each other in performance and I found these drama exercises complimented each other very well and gave the students a good platform before moving on to more complex work and performance pieces. I chose the first drama exercises to increase the focus of the group and promote the idea of team playing – The Creature was a particularly effective exercise that eventually brought great results – I had to coach the students to let go of themselves and give themselves to the group for a few minutes before success was had – but once they sent their focus towards the group, there was a marked difference and provided a real breakthrough moment. This idea of sending the focus out to the group and being aware of your fellow performer was continued in the Spotlights drama exercise which again required coaching but once they got it, the focus was switching with clarity and energy and the group awareness was clear. This idea of taking focus and of having an awareness of others on the stage was at the core of the Power Switch exercise – I gave the example from the book which several students used to good effect and others created their own scenarios but all produced work that clearly showed an understanding of who had the power and each power taker took the power with purpose and energy. These drama exercises work very well together and I would recommend them.