Ionizing the Classroom
Chapter VI starts on page 98 Step-by-step instructions for teaching basic theater game techniques and for using theater... see more
Suggested order and additional exercizes for Classroom Full of Stars materials (http://www.northern.edu/marmorsa/tgintro.htm)
B. EmotIONal symphony
1. Stage geography
2. Body position/sharing the stage
3. Stage Cross
A. Characteristics of an object/picture/artifact
B. DesriptION of scene acted in front of them
C. DescriptION of an event of their past lives
D. Details from an assigned passage/text
A. What might this be?
B. What are you doing?
IV. MotivatIONthe key to effective theater games
A. Establishing motivation
B. Establishing a conflict
1. Begin line improvisations
2. Object improvisations
1. Chain improvisation
A. End-line improvisations
VI. Putting it all together: improvising on social science themes
A. Finding a physical symbol of ideological conflict
B. Contemporary issues: video lottery, election fraud, negative campaigns, media bias, the draft, social security, terrorism, etc.
C. Historical issues: slavery, dropping the A-bomb, religious conflict, etc.
VII. Whos got rhythm?
A. Setting history to music
B. Historical rap