Time: November 20, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm
Location: Montclair State University- University Hall, ADP Center-Room 1143
Event Type: mini-course
Organized By: Kristin Armato
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Title: "Whose Class is this Anyway?"-Using Improv and Improv Comedy in the Classroom
Dates: November 20, 2018
Time: 4:00- 7:00 PM
Instructor: Barry Bachenheimer
Location: Montclair State University, University Hall- ADP Center, Room 1143
Students learn best when they enjoy learning. The objective of this workshop is for teachers in all subject areas to develop ways to use comedic and dramatic improvisation in their lessons. The idea is to reveal through the improv what they know about the characters (real or abstract) to the class... and also to start a class discussion on the subject.
The objectives of this course are to discover the fundamentals of improvisational comedy, improve your storytelling skills, learn techniques to think quickly on your feet and to be more creative. This spirited, fun course is for anyone who wants to learn the essentials of good scenic improvisation or anyone who wants to improve their teamwork or communication skills. Discover how to actively listen, to use your own life to create stories, and work on the fundamental principles of improvisation. Through coaching, warm-up exercises, creative performance games and basic short-form scene-work, you will learn how to be more spontaneous, trusting and cooperative and how to listen in a fun, creative atmosphere. We will also draw from viewing professional improv media such as “Whose Line is It Anyway” and other shows. Teachers will also develop ideas for improvisations to be used in their own classes, and try them out with their colleagues during the workshop.
This workshop is appropriate for all levels and subjects, K-12. Based upon the presentation, participants can adapt and adjust their own lessons.
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