The Other Blocking: Teaching and Preforming Improvisation (Tom Smith)
/ 9 de marzo de 2020

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: The Art of Making Improv Theater (Carol Hazenfield)
/ 9 de marzo de 2020

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.

Improvising Now (Rob Norman)
/ 18 de febrero de 2020

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.

Playful Mindfulness (Ted DesMaisons)
/ 13 de febrero de 2020

Playful Mindfulness brings together wisdom from the worlds of mindfulness (paying attention to the present moment with curiosity and kindness) and improvisation (making life up courageously as you go along) so readers can find greater confidence, calm, and connection. CONFIDENCE. CALM. CONNECTION. Do you long to express that creative project or idea but tell yourself you’re not good or clever or funny enough, so why even try? Do you dream of a wide-open life filled with moments of wonder, delight and surprise but find yourself trapped in routine and smothered by stress? Do you yearn for deep, meaningful connection with those around you but feel yourself ever more isolated by social media and modern technology? HOPE IS ON THE WAY. In these pages, Ted DesMaisons takes your hand and leads you on a beautiful, surprising and unruly adventure into the lands where mindfulness and improvisation overlap. There, you’ll discover the same freedom, ease, and joy that thousands of his students at Stanford and elsewhere have found for themselves.

Improving Agile Teams (Paul Goddard)
/ 13 de febrero de 2020

IMPROV IS NOT ABOUT BEING FUNNY, ORIGINAL, OR CHAOTIC. IT’S ABOUT EMBRACING CHANGE. Improvisation. The mere mention of the word makes many people quake with fear at the prospect of chaos and uncertainty. The fact is, though, human beings are improvising almost every minute of their lives it is more natural, and more filled with possibility, than you might imagine. On stage, improvisational actors use simple rules, collaborative principles, and game constraints to build unscripted yet intriguing storylines. This book explores how those same simple rules and principles can help agile teams collaborate more effectively and how purposefully working within constraints can unlock creativity. Inside, you ll find over 50 techniques and improv games tailored for agile teams, complete with step-by-step instructions. These games are based on five different principles of improvisational theatre: SAFETY: how accepting failure is essential to discovery SPONTANEITY: how to increase the flow of ideas STORYTELLING: how narratives help teams relate to their customers and end users STATUS: how adjusting personal behaviour can encourage collaboration SENSITIVITY: how to become more fully engaged with fellow team members

Teaching Improv: The Essential Handbook (Mel Paradis)
/ 2 de enero de 2020

Teaching Improv: The Essential Handbook: Your step-by-step guide to teaching short form improv Do you want to teach improv, but don’t know where to start? Are you looking for ways to structure improv games into effective lesson plans? Introducing Teaching Improv: The Essential Handbook, a new resource packed with 16 step-by-step lesson plans that will take the stress out of planning your improv classes. We’ve done the hard work for you, by organizing today’s best improv games into fun, skill-based lessons that your students will absolutely love. More importantly, you’ll see them grow into confident and creative performers. This resource was created by the same award-winning publisher of Teaching Drama: The Essential Handbook, a #1 best-seller on Amazon which has sold over 35,000 copies and has been translated into 5 languages. Go beyond improv games. With this book you’ll get: 16 detailed, full-proof lesson plans that cover the “9 rules of improv” Notes on how to introduce improv concepts in clear, concise language Over 114 improv games and activities Reflection and journaling exercises after each lesson Homework handouts and YouTube video links to deepen understanding Sample “performance line-ups” for every age/experience level A troubleshooting guide to address common issues Bonus…

101 juegos teatrales para grupos: De actuación e improvisación (Ángel Serrano Laguna)
/ 17 de diciembre de 2019

¿Eres profesor de teatro y necesitas material para tus clases? ¿Eres actor y quieres juntarte con otros a explorar técnicas interpretativas? ¿Eres el director de una compañía, aficionada o profesional, y quieres poner a prueba las capacidades de tus actores? ¿O eres un aficionado que simplemente quiere pasar un buen rato haciendo el tonto con sus amigos? Si la respuesta es sí, este es tu libro. Está dividido en dos partes. En la primera, encontrarás 101 juegos teatrales, ordenados en cuatro categorías: Calentamiento: juegos de apertura para que los participantes entren en modo actuación. Interpretación: ejercicios de representación de personajes y situaciones. Improvisación: creaciones de historias cortas por grupos. Creación de escenas: improvisación de escenas completas, a partir de premisas argumentales. En la segunda parte, podrás encontrar 6 sesiones de teatro que combinan juegos de las cuatro categorías, clasificadas por dificultades: Principiantes: para grupos con poca experiencia teatral. Iniciados: para grupos que han realizado otros talleres de teatro. Avanzadas: para grupos más experimentados.

A Guide to Keith Johnstone’s Maestro Impro™ (ITI Format Guides)
/ 17 de diciembre de 2019

This guide is for all those wishing to train in and produce Maestro Impro™. It is a fantastic format to experience Impro Keith Johnstone style and receive all of the personal and group benefits that go along with it. Maestro Impro™ player/directors develop in storytelling, spontaneity, joyful failure, confidence, teamwork, playfulness and so much more. In the late 1950’s Keith Johnstone was experimenting with Theatresports™ in London England. It was first produced in Calgary, Canada in 1977, from there spread around the world and is now played in over 90 countries. Maestro Impro™ was developed in the early 1990s and is now played popularly worldwide. The International Theatresports™ Institute was created by Keith to entrust and manage his Impro formats. The ITI grants performance rights to groups wishing to train on and perform the Keith Johnstone formats of Theatresports™, Maestro Impro™ and Gorilla Theatre™. Money from royalties goes to member benefits, building the Impro community and managing the trademark and legacy. Keith himself has never taken any profit from the licensing of Theatresports™. ITI members have select access to the Maestro Impro™ Guide but it is also available for purchase to anyone.

A Guide to Keith Johnstone’s Gorilla Theatre (ITI Format Guides)
/ 17 de diciembre de 2019

This guide is for all those wishing to train in and produce Gorilla Theatre™. It is a fantastic format to experience Impro Keith Johnstone style and receive all of the personal and group benefits that go along with it. Gorilla Theatre™ player/directors develop in storytelling, spontaneity, joyful failure, confidence, teamwork, directing, clowning and so much more. In the late 1950’s Keith Johnstone was experimenting with Theatresports™ in London England. It was first produced in Calgary, Canada in 1977, from there spread around the world and is now played in over 90 countries. Gorilla Theatre™ had its debut in 1992 and is also becoming popular worldwide. The International Theatresports™ Institute was created by Keith to entrust and manage his Impro formats. The ITI grants performance rights to groups wishing to train on and perform the Keith Johnstone formats of Theatresports™, Maestro Impro™ and Gorilla Theatre™. Money from royalties goes to member benefits, building the Impro community and managing the trademark and legacy. Keith himself has never taken any profit from the licensing of Theatresports™. ITI members have select access to the Gorilla Theatre™ Guide but it is also available for purchase to anyone.