part 2 of 2 By Emma Wright Welcome back! This article is a continuation of Drama Games for Drama Teachers Part 1, so be sure to check that out first. Part two will cover: energy, physical, ensemble building, working with text and voice focused games. Energy Inevitably you’re going to want to take your studentsContinue reading “Drama Games for Drama Teachers #2”
Drama games are a fantastic inclusion in a lesson plan and can be suitable for all ages. You may include them for a warm up or cool down, for breaking the ice and encouraging collaboration and teamwork, to lift your class’ focus or energy levels, or just for a bit of fun (with positive skills-based side-effects!).
Learn more about how in storytelling we can write and observe recurring character ‘types’; characters who possess specific qualities and recognizable behaviours, and serve particular narrative functions.
To drama school or not to drama school, that is the question. But is drama school the only way to enter the arts industry as an actor? The question you should be asking yourself is what is the right pathway for you, and that may not be the pathway your favourite Hollywood actor took.
“Storytelling, and being a part of a community that brings a story to life, takes many different skills, as well as compassion, creativity, and fortitude – and I learnt these things on and behind the stage.”
Today, as we’re at the very beginning of a new year, I want to get reflective and talk about some of the life lessons I have learnt through my years of engagement with the arts, which began when I was five years old and first connected to the theatre.
All in all, whether you’re performing on a stage or for a camera, the same fundamental acting principles apply, but the key differences lie in how you size your performance in terms of the frame you’re acting within and how you rehearse.
This article will specifically address adapting to a digital classroom in the context of youth drama workshops, based on research and personal experience as arts educators.
Don’t be afraid to make Shakespeare your own, and though he may be considered one of the greatest playwrights to ever live, you won’t do his plays justice if you’re too busy worshipping or fearing them.
Memorisation is a skill, and it’s something you can sharpen and also something that can get rusty, so best practice is to make it part of your ongoing homework as an actor, and build it into your routine.