Ionizing the Classroom
Step-by-step instructions for teaching basic theater game techniques and for using theater games in the social sciences.... 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