Theatre Fun & Games: Trapdoor

Theatre Fun & Games: Trapdoor

Trapdoor is a really easy and fun theatre game that's really useful for teaching stage directions to new or young actors. You may have played a similar version of this game called Crow's Nest in gym class! It's also a great warm-up game to get everyone moving and the energy flowing! Here are the basic …

Continue reading Theatre Fun & Games: Trapdoor

Theatre Fun & Games: Fairy Tale Tableau

Theatre Fun & Games: Fairy Tale Tableau

I love doing tableau work with kids because it's a fun, easy way to get them up on their feet and creating quickly. Tableau vivante (or, frozen picture) is where kids use their bodies to create, as it says, a frozen picture. Tableau may not use movement or words -- just your body and your imagination. …

Continue reading Theatre Fun & Games: Fairy Tale Tableau

Fun & Games: The Theatre Tag

Fun & Games: The Theatre Tag

Sometimes when you're strapped for inspiration (and you're blogging late at night), it's fun to complete a tag questionnaire! This one comes via Theatre Girl. I did another one back in November about musical theatre. Completing a tag questionnaire could be a "great getting to know you" game with a new cast! Or, you could answer …

Continue reading Fun & Games: The Theatre Tag

Theatre Fun & Games: Fruit Basket

Theatre Fun & Games: Fruit Basket

Theatre games are a great way to get rehearsals off to a fun start. Kids love playing games, and if you're clever, you can have them play games that also teach skills! Hidden learning -- sneaky AND fun! One of the most popular games I use is called Fruit Basket. It's high energy, great for …

Continue reading Theatre Fun & Games: Fruit Basket

T.A.G. Update - Mime & Tableau, and Theatre Etiquette (Plus, Act It Out!)

T.A.G. Update – Mime & Tableau, and Theatre Etiquette (Plus, Act It Out!)

More fun to be had at OKTC T.A.G.!  We just had our big orientation weekend at OKTC and it was so great to see all the kids and families again and get caught up. On Tuesday and Wednesday we did our Mime & Tableau class.  Last year's class was taught by Art Fidler, and I …

Continue reading T.A.G. Update – Mime & Tableau, and Theatre Etiquette (Plus, Act It Out!)