Intro to Drama (5 Week Session)
Explore the World Beyond the Curtain
This 5-lesson course is designed to introduce students to the study of drama using their brains and their bodies! Students will reinforce skills fundamental to reading comprehension while building confidence in understanding and participating in dramatic texts. (Not to mention having fun!) This course includes a wide range of activities, from improv games around names and concepts, icebreakers that introduce kids to basic acting techniques, and mapping well-known folk and fairy tales.
Though play is a part of performance, students will also deepen their understanding of reading, acting, and creating character. This course develops vocabulary, empathy, and emotional literacy, informing students’ performances as well as their day-to-day life.
What You Will Learn
- The elements of dramatic texts and performances
- Techniques of reading and performing from scripts
- Structures of collaborative reading and meaning-making
- Differences in character knowledge and audience/playwright knowledge
- Physical and vocal exploration and technique
- Sessions 5
- Class Size 4 - 8
- Duration 50 Mins/Session
- Age Group 8 - 10
- Location Zoom
- Skills Acting, reading
Lesson 1: Welcome to Theatre and Drama! Break a Leg!
Topic: Fundamentals of Reading Dramatic Texts
Lesson 2: When In Doubt, Act It Out!
Topic: Physical Aspects of Theatre and Drama
Lesson 3: All the World’s a Stage! Playing and Performance
Topic: Character and Improvisation
Lesson 4: Who Knows What, and When?!
Topic: Point of View and Character Development
Lesson 5: Ready, Set, Rehearse!
Topic: Informed Performance and Comprehension