Students will demonstrate their ability to take risks and follow impulses by using improv techniques in a minute to minute-and-thirty second monologue.
Risk taking, following impulses, trusting yourself and others
1994 National Standards:
Content Standard 1: Script writing through improvising, writing, and refining scripts based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history
Content Standard 2: Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining characters in improvisations and informal or formal productions
Objective-tactic use, monologue form, fairly advanced scene work, body and voice work, characterization, listening to the room
This is a very hands-on unit. There will not be much lecture. Students will be discovering the improv principles through practice.
Often in this unit, students will do a scene with a partner, and everyone will be going at the same time. Then, they sometimes do it with their partner in front of the class. When this occurs, students can choose whether to continue with the same scene they were doing or start a new one.