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But you're running low on ideas to keep them learning, interested, and involved. You've thought about theatre, but where and how do you start? First, You Sit on the Floor!
Author/teacher Michael Burns knows from experience how to develop new original theatre pieces on topics that matter to today's kids, from substance abuse, teen sexuality, and violence prevention to respect for the differently abled. He shows you how to provide both a serious education in theatre arts and a real working ensemble involving:
Along the way, learn how to challenge, uplift, and inform a group of teens; help them form a cohesive, active team; and build skills in communication, conflict resolution, and creative expression.
Whether you are interested in developing a one-time performance or building a lasting theatre program, this book is an invaluable resource-a powerful tool for reaching, teaching, and transforming the lives of young people, and yourself.
|1||First You Sit on the Floor||1|
|2||Where and Beyond||25|
|4||Training Your Actors||51|
|7||Structuring a Performance Piece||88|
|9||In the Residential Facility||117|
Posted August 1, 2002
First You Sit on the Floor is a witty, lucid handbook for those of us who want to use theatre as a tool in our work with kids. Michael Burns lays out simple strageies and techniques, and includes references to other resources, for those of us who don't know a lot about using improv as a development technique. Burns obviously knows kids, and theatre. This book is fun to read, and helpful!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.