Teaching Improv: The Essential Handbook: Your step-by-step guide to teaching short form improv. (Paperback)

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Do you want to teach improv, but don't know where to start? Are you looking for ways to structure improv games into effective lesson plans?

Introducing Teaching Improv: The Essential Handbook, a new resource packed with 16 step-by-step lesson plans that will take the stress out of planning your improv classes. We've done the hard work for you, by organizing today's best improv games into fun, skill-based lessons that your students will absolutely love. More importantly, you'll see them grow into confident and creative performers.

This resource was created by the same award-winning publisher of Teaching Drama: The Essential Handbook, a #1 best-seller on Amazon which has sold over 35,000 copies and has been translated into 5 languages.

Go beyond improv games. With this book you'll get:

  • 16 detailed, full-proof lesson plans that cover the "9 rules of improv"
  • Notes on how to introduce improv concepts in clear, concise language
  • Over 114 improv games and activities
  • Reflection and journaling exercises after each lesson
  • Homework handouts and YouTube video links to deepen understanding
  • Sample "performance line-ups" for every age/experience level
  • A troubleshooting guide to address common issues
  • Bonus Digital Material with 23 Videos to demonstrate how games are played

Below are just a few of the topics covered in the lessons:

  • Teamwork and Trust. Students will demonstrate an understanding of improv and develop trust with their classmates.
  • Make Associations. Students will practice making associations and discover tools to help them think quickly and creatively.
  • Yes, and. Students will demonstrate the ability to accept a statement or action that they are given and add something to it.
  • Listen. Students will listen to each other by observing how their classmates move and absorbing what their classmates say.
  • Relate. Students will learn to internalize and connect with whatever has been communicated.
  • Be honest. Students will demonstrate honesty in their creation of environments, objects and characters.
  • Be in the present. Students will make strong initiations that are rooted in the present.
  • Tell a story. Students will learn how to incorporate the Important Elements of Storytelling into their scenes.
  • Develop Relationships. Students will explore how status affects relationships, and how it can be used to enhance a scene for comedic or dramatic effect.
  • Scenework. Students will create entertaining scenes with characters who have a strong relationship, locations, a strong initiation, and a conflict.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780578517179
ISBN-10: 0578517175
Publisher: Beat by Beat Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2019
Pages: 146
Language: English