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Sinbad oh Sinbad!!

Much better show yesterday! Cues are still a bit flabby but overall it was sooooooooo much better. And 109 people came to see it!!


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Jul. 29th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
Hey, a quick question--

I've been asked, somewhat at the last minute, to teach a three-hour theatre workshop to a bunch of kids, ages 9-13, none of whom have much experience. I remembered that you did this professionally, and was wondering if you had any suggestions. I'm a little intimidated at having to fill so much time.
Jul. 30th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
I usually teach improv. Something like freeze tag can eat up half an hour if the kids are into it, then there are the variations like Incredible Growing and Shrinking Machine where you can either split them into groups or let the whole crew try to play at once. 6 Episodes is my new favorite "wind them up and let them go" game. You give them a huge project like colonizing Mars. Then they have a set amount of time (or no time limit if you need a break) to come up with 6 things that happen to create the full story. Then they play out the 6 episodes in their entirety for you. I let one group plan for 20 min and 40 minutes later they were still acting out episode 2. Lately I've been having them give me one sentence titles of the episodes (Episode 1: getting the plan. Episode 2: building the ship. Episode 3: we run out of money and have to make a movie. etc.) and that seems to work really well.

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Jul. 30th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Holy crap, that's awesome!
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