Justine Joneshas taught improvisation and play production for thirty-two years on the secondary school level. She has studied drama in education in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. In addition to her education activities, Justine is also trained in psychodrama and drama therapy. Justine has collaborated with Mary Ann Kelley on two drama and theatre curriculum guides as well as numerous productions and drama festivals, notably the Mad Cow Classic. Justine now resides in London, U.K., where she continues her work in storytelling and improvisation. Mary Ann Kelley has taught drama for thirty years. Her recent focus has been the development of plays by and for young people through improvisation. Mary Ann has taught multi-aged summer creative dramatics programs for twenty years. She uses the lists and activities in Improv Ideas as creative prompts for plays that are eventually performed for the public. Mary Ann has also written a drama curriculum guide for fourth- through sixth-graders. Mary Ann lives and works in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Improv Ideas: A Book of Games and Listsby Justine Jones, Mary Ann Kelley
This book is perfect jam-packed with games and lists, it's also the most user-friendly book we've ever seen! Who knows what you'll love more? Maybe it will be the clean layout that specifies space prep minutes, player prep minutes, performance minutes and number of players for every single game. Or maybe it will be the appendices, where each of the 71 games is cross-referenced by not only these details just mentioned, but also dramatic skills and National Theatre Standards by grade! Perhaps you'll best love the CD-Rom which includes printable PDF files of every list in the book. You can even print these lists directly onto labels or pages for student use.Besides directions and examples, every single game also has tips on side coaching and evaluation and critique. It just doesn't get better than this! This mother lode of rich activities will be mined by drama teachers in search of memory jogs and new inspirations for years to come!
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