NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Improv Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to information about Improvisation. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.
- The BC Improv League is part of a wider, nation-wide initiative - the
Improv Games. These games are hosted by a non-profit organization which
provides improvisational theatre training to teams of high school students
across Canada. They participate in regional tournaments or in a national
video contest. Winners travel to Ottawa to compete in the national finals.
- Brigham Young University: Theatre & Media Arts
- This Brigham Young University site has several resources which can be used
by drama teachers looking to do a unit on improv. Caution: you may experience
slow access times.
Situations Over 50 improv starters organized in K-4, 5-8, and 9-12
Unit #1 A six lesson teaching unit in which student learn about vocal
responses, movement, character study, and sensory awareness, and then
perform an improvised scene.
Unit #2 This second teaching unit has eight lessons. Topics include:
building trust, working together, moving, reacting, finding a through-line,
and performing an improvisation.
- Included on this page are more than 15 categories of improv games with
multiple examples of what can be done in each.
- Four rules for good improv with suggested practice activities.
- This page explores and offers a variety of improv "structures", also commonly
known as "games" or "handles". Learn more about warm-ups, exercises, handles
and long forms.
- The Improv Page is a clearinghouse for information about improvisational
theatre. Categories of information that may be of interest to educators include
History of Improv, Books about Improv, List of Improv Games, Starting an Improv
Group, and Home Pages for Improv Performers.
New Improv Page
- A meta-list of links to Internet improv sites. In addition to a lengthy
set of links to sites which have improv games (some of which are on this page),
there is information on improv groups, performers, festivals, workshops and
classes, and an improv bibliography.
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