DEVISING AND CREATING THEATRE

DEVISING THEATRE CAN BE A TRICKY MODULE FOR ANY DRAMA CLASS. OUR TOP TIPS ARE TO HELP WITH THE BASICS OF CREATING THEATRE AND TO FIND NEW WAYS OF EXPLORATION.

 

NO CHAIRS... STAY ON YOUR FEET!

RESTRICTING THE USE OF CHAIRS WILL ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY. YOU NEED TO BE UP ON YOUR FEET WHEN DEVISING YOUR PIECE, BEING CONFINED TO A CHAIR WILL ONLY HINDER THIS. BE PRACTICAL , TRY THINGS OUT. YOU CANNOT TRULY DECIDE WHETHER AN IDEA DOESN'T WORK BY SITTING DOWN.

 

IF YOUR PIECE CALLS FOR A CHAIR, WHY NOT USE A BLOCK INSTEAD? A CHAIR WILL ALWAYS BE A CHAIR, HOWEVER A BLOCK HAS NO LIMITS.

 

NEVER SAY NO!

IMPROVISATION IS YOUR BEST FRIEND!

HOW TO USE STIMULI!

RECORD EVERYTHING!

CHARACTERS DRIVE STORY!

MIX UP YOUR STYLES!

PLAY TO YOUR GROUPS STRENGTHS!