Drama - Improv and Comedy
Instructor - Jessica Crosse
Improv is a form of theatre all on its own! Students will learn the art of comedic timing and take their sketch comedy skills to the next level. We will learn the core principles of good improvisation, and how to create spontaneous action or intrigue. Students will explore different kinds of comedy and find out what suits them best. We will also investigate how comedy and humour have changed over the past 100 years. Students that are experienced in creating skits and want a challenge will be given new prompts and constraints to explore their creativity and quick thinking.
Ages 10 – 14 years
Over the course of the year Students will experiment with the elements of drama and selected drama forms and styles, considering how feedback can be used to enhance improvised, devised and scripted drama. Students will be introduced to script formatting and conventions.
Students will experience drama as performers and audience members. They will develop their performance skills to establish connections and build trust with the audience.
As they make and respond to drama, students explore how dramatic narratives and mood communicate meaning. They will examine the factors that influence drama in different cultures, times and contexts.