Drama & Improv 12-15
Who am I? I build my identity.
Teenagers try to define themselves towards others. For this age, ATH proposes two curricula: Improvisation and Theatre. We also work with contemporary authors whose texts reflect the world as it is today so the students can be aware of it.
DRAMA AND IMPROVISATION - TWO COMPLEMENTARY CURRICULA
- On stage:
Improvisers can work beyond the text to bring more material to work on for their play. If there is a problem on stage, they will learn to hide the mistake and make up for it in front of the audience.
By doing plays, they will learn to push their acting further by constantly researching themselves and their abilities. They will therefore broaden their general culture and their collective research work.
With drama, they develop:
- long-term memory
- confidence in oneself and in the group
- developing a well-developed and sophisticated way of thinking
- assertiveness in the group
- exploring the limits of creativity
With improv, they develop:
- short-term memory
- constant attention to others
- a sense of spontaneity
- awareness of the present moment: accepting it, then transforming it as one pleases
- ability to get out of their comfort zone
GENERAL CLASS CONTENT
- Basic concepts of drama: acting, space management, theatrical vocabulary etc.
- Basic improv principles: acceptation, listening, construction, active, etc.
- Deepening acting techniques
- Researching and building up the play through improvisation theatre techniques
- Development of physical and mental skills, self-confidence both individually and as part of a group
- Working on an improvisation show and a play
Throughout the year, depending on the group’s preferences and strengths, the teacher will propose public presentations within ATH and/or other venues. A play and an improv tournament will be presented as part of Winter Fest and the P.A.S Festival.