175 Theatre Games (Paperback)
When students arrive for a theatre class, they appreciate a game or exercise that will loosen them up and activate their right brain - the artistic side. A good warm-up allows class members to tune in to their creative natures and readies them for the adventures ahead. The games and exercises in this book are designed to be used as warm-ups at the beginning of a theatre class period. They are organized into sections focusing on one of 12 specific skills - cooperation, focus, improvisation, listening, stage movement, voice, and several more. The games were initially created for middle school students but can easily be adapted for use with younger children, older teens, and even adults. Each game involves most, if not all, of the students in a class, has simple easy-to-implement directions, offers a practical benefit, and, most important, is fun for your students.