Examples


Frozen Grand Central - Improv Everywhere - Team of 207 "undercover agents" go into Grand Central Station with synchronized watches and freeze in place at exactly the same moment for 5 min. Great video!


Interactive Resources


AuditoriumA - Social networking service that links users to interesting audio, podcasts, television, and video resources - chericem1 chericem1



Links






Readings


Ball, William. (1984). A sense of direction: Some observations on the art of directing. Hollywood, CA: Drama Publishers. ISBN 0-89676-082-0.

This phenomenal book (particularly Chapters 1, 2, and 5) provides unique insights into the nature of directing and acting, teaching and learning, leading and mentoring, and intuition and creativity - chericem1 external image chericem1-sm.jpg



Resources


Drama Curriculum Resources - Well-annotated list of links to curricular resources for the dramatic arts - chericem1 chericem1

Media Education Database - Links to curricular units, lesson plans, and other resources designed to teach students to read media more critically - chericem1 chericem1

Puppetools - Fantastic site with downloadable paper bag puppet patterns, resources, and materials - chericem1 chericem1

Standards: 9-12 Advanced - This page contains the text of the National Performing Arts Standards at the advanced level. Each standard is linked to a variety of lesson plans and materials which can be used to help students meet the standard - chericem1 chericem1

Standards: 9-12 Proficient - This page contains the text of the National Performing Arts Standards at the proficient level. Each standard is linked to a variety of lesson plans and materials which can be used to help students meet the standard - chericem1 chericem1

Unit Lesson Plans -The following lessons are all designed to teach various aspects of the Drama curriculum through interactive activities. A partial list of activity titles follows: Fundamentals of Acting, Blocking, Character Development in Acting (contains 10 separate lessons: Character Interviews, Characterization and Imitation, Pushing Objectives, Tactics, Exploring Emotions, Face and Body, Communication, Monologue Rehearsal, Performance, and Performance 2), Characterization (includes: Emotions, Vocalization, Articulation and Projection, Creating Character Habits/Traits, Exploring Movement in Communication, Character Behavior in Various Situations, Relationships, Objectives, Character History, and Giving Characters Views and Values), Comedy as Social Commentary, Costume Construction, Creating Characters (contains 10 separate lessons: Discover Types of Characters, Building a Character Around a Name, Creating a Character Using Costumes, Building a Character Through Movement, Creating a Character Using Props, Recognizing Character Objectives, Creating a Character’s History, Getting to Know a Character’s Home, Creating a Music Video, and Character Created), Dramatic Structure, Improvisation, Introduction to Acting, Introduction to Directing Unit, Kabuki, Movement and Mannerisms, Scene Development, The Stage, The Structure of a Play, Theater Games, and much, much more! - chericem1 chericem1

Theater Diagrams - Illustrated PDF that shows how to build a fold-up puppet theater - chericem1 chericem1

Theater Education Database - Phenomenal site - chericem1 chericem1