Tuesday Class…Creative Dramatics

Creative dramatics is the art of creating improvised plays from material that was not originally written in play script format.  This could be short stories, poems, fairy tales, newspaper or magazine articles…..anything that lends itself to becoming a story with a beginning, middle and end.  We use Creative Dramatics Concepts, which can be anything as simple as facing the audience when you perform to as complex as understanding plot, theme and motivation.  The process of creating the play is also a step by step activity that allows them to create in an organized fashion and emerge with a play which fits all the requirements of dramatic structure.  The plays which are fashioned in creative dramatics are rarely written down as scripts, but performed as improvised works.

THERE WILL BE NO CLASS MEETING ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009

THE FINAL PERFORMANCE FOR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS WILL BE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009

I currently have a very small class of two students, but because of this small size, we are making incredible progress in learning what creative dramatics is all about.

Improvisation is the basic creative technique for Creative Dramatics.

Improvisation is the basic creative technique for Creative Dramatics.

Students work with whatever props or scenery forms are readily available in the classroom.

Students work with whatever props or scenery forms are readily available in the classroom.

Because Creative Dramatics is so similar to the creative "play" that children do naturally, they adapt to it very quickly.

Because Creative Dramatics is so similar to the creative "play" that children do naturally, they adapt to it very quickly....

.....and the class is great fun!

.....and the class is great fun!

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