As part of the ever-growing, increasingly popular Drama Games series, Jessica Swale returns with another dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book, packed with dozens of drama games that can be used in the process of devising theatre. The games will be invaluable to directors and theatre companies at all levels who are creating new pieces of theatre from scratch and need lively, dynamic games to fire the imagination. They will particularly appeal to school, youth theatre and community groups where devising is a growing trend – and a core element of the drama curriculum. Written with clear instructions on How to Play, notes on the Aim of the Game, and illuminating examples from professional productions, the games cover every aspect of the devising process and develop all the skills required: generating ideas, creating characters and scenarios, using stimuli, structuring the piece, and creating an ensemble.
Executives from The Second City-the world’s premier comedy theater and school of improvisation-reveal improvisational techniques that can help any organization develop innovators, encourage adaptable leaders, and build transformational businesses. For more than fifty years, The Second City comedy theater in Chicago has been a training ground for some of the best comic minds in the industry-including John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. But it also provides one-of-a-kind leadership training to cutting-edge companies, nonprofits, and public sector organizations-all aimed at increasing creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. The rules for leadership and teamwork have changed, and the skills that got professionals ahead a generation ago don’t work anymore. Now The Second City provides a new toolkit individuals and organizations can use to thrive in a world increasingly shaped by speed, social communication, and decentralization. Based on eight principles of improvisation, Yes, And helps to develop these skills and foster them in high-potential leaders and their teams, including: * Mastering the ability to co-create in an ensemble * Fostering a «yes, and» approach to work * Embracing failure to accelerate high performance * Leading by listening and by learning to follow * Innovating by making…
Organizations depend on all employees to come up with fresh ideas. They depend on teams that can effectively collaborate. And our facility to stay productive in the face of change is vital. We can do all of this…by using the art and science of improvisation. Improvisation is an engaging learning tool that can help individuals and work groups be more adaptive and open to change, and create cohesive, trusting teams. An Improv State of Mind offers practical exercises -complete with debrief questions – for the improv novice and for coaches, trainers, facilitators, talent managers and OD professionals who are ready to embrace new ways to learn…and succeed.
Workplace “drama” that’s productive! The secret to business growth is right before your eyes―it’s the creativity and innovation percolating in each one of your employees every minute of every day. How do you harness it to make it work for your organization? Business Improv! Based on the science of experiential learning, Business Improv uses improvisation activities from the theater to transform each employee into a great leader. The 75 hands-on activities in this proactive guide help you create an organization filled with people who: Engage with and “own” their work Generate creative ideas that drive profit Build innovative teams Solve problems effectively Make decisions with conviction Respond and adapt to change With Business Improv, you have the one and only tool you need to facilitate real, lasting leadership skills in every employee.
Radical Innovation in Business through Improv Looking for new ideas? Need your teams to come up with that “next big thing?” Want to infuse or perpetuate a culture of innovation? Follow along with these two dynamic authors as they take you through Brain Disruption, one of the most engaging and powerful methods to getting individuals, teams and organizations to step up and solve problems. Steeped in the world of improv comedy, this no-nonsense guide provides a window into the neuroscience behind creativity and idea generation. Filled with exercises and activities, you’ll be able to apply the lessons in this book almost immediately.
Using Improvisation to Create Positive Results in Leadership and Life
Este es un libro sobre teatro de improvisación. Profundiza en la técnica dramatúrgica para realizar una impro teatral. El teatro de improvisación está viviendo un auge en la escena internacional, entrando en los espacios escénicos de todo el mundo. Las personas que se dedican a esta disciplina artística están necesitadas de encontrar textos técnicos para desempañar su oficio. “Arquitectura de una impro» propone una estructura de trabajo para poder realizar improvisaciones, paso por paso, de manera didáctica. Trabaja sobre la idea del autor de realizar tres tramas simultáneas, a modo de capas, que le den profundidad a las historias que se van crear. «Arquitecto de lo efímero, Rafa ofrece una perspectiva personal de la transparente construcción que sostiene toda impro. Trae bajo el brazo planos que felizmente no siempre coinciden con los míos, y aquí los despliega, los comparte. Evito el contrapunto, opto por la escucha y aprendo de sus directrices.» Omar Galván. Rafa Villena, Granada 1981. Desde 2004 lleva ejerciendo como improvisador profesional. Director de La Tetera Impro! y actor en la compañía Improviciados. Es docente de teatro de improvisación desde el año 2009. Tapa blanda: 88 páginas Editor: Ed. Status (23 de abril de 2020) Idioma: Español ISBN-10:…
Editor: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co ,U.S. (1 de octubre de 2010) Idioma: Inglés ISBN-10: 0757560717 ISBN-13: 978-0757560712 https://he.kendallhunt.com/product/other-blocking-teaching-and-performing-improvisation Tom Smith took his first improv class in 1985, and has been performing and teaching it ever since. He founded Walla Walla Theatresports in 1988 and has taught hundreds of improv workshops and classes, from Creede, Colorado to Dresden and Mosbach, Germany. He has performed with numerous long and short form groups, including Arkansas Toothpick Extravaganza, Seattle Theatresports, and Crooked Mirror.
Acting on Impulse is a new approach to the art of improvising. Carol Hazenfield combines new theory with practical exercises and a unique understanding of the rewards and challenges faced by performers. This in-depth look at improv is written in a conversational style with an easy blend of humor and passion. Acting on Impulse seeks to challenge the status quo (and slay some sacred cows) in the pursuit of dynamic, spontaneous theater. Part One teaches players to perform truthfully from their instincts, emphasizing physical and emotional work as the basis for vibrant interactions. Part Two presents practical, accessible guidelines for narrative, character development, environments, group scenes, genre work and long-form improvisation. Readers will also learn the essentials of spontaneous acting through the use of objectives and tactics. A special chapter on how to make scenes work takes the mystery out of improv mastery. Instructors will appreciate the Appendix for Teachers, which offers tips on class design, constructive note-giving and additional exercises.
We all want good scenes. But it seems the harder we work, the less likely we are to stumble towards them. Improvising Now offers techniques, tricks, and secrets used by professionals to make the act of improvising easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable onstage. You’ll discover easy tools to navigate some of the more stressful parts of scene work, including: • Starting scenes • Discovering the character dynamic • Playing patterns and Game of the Scene • Heightening your own ideas • Mental blocks to discovery • Navigating group scenes • Second beats and structure • Tips for intermediate/expert improvisers This book also provides an insider’s look at the business of comedy. From producing your own independent improv shows to getting hired by a paying comedy theatre. Work less, play more. Enjoy whatever Now you’re in.