by Gai Jones
Gai Jones leads this course in establishing an environment of creative experimentation in the theatre classroom, in order to have a group of student actors who value the creative process.
Each lesson shares experiences to foster creativity without the stress of performance by student actors. For the creative process which honors out-of-the-box thinking, there is no assessment section included. There is no product or performance. The important thing is the student actor’s engagement. Their reflections and your observations are valued for positive learning.
This set of lessons includes Tips for the Theatre Educator, based on Gai's own Theatre practice. Scripts are also provided and contain text of what you can say to your students to facilitate their creative processes.
In this toolkit you will find experiences to foster creativity without the stress of performance. There’s no product or assessments. The important thing is engagement in a safe environment.
The overview provides a full list of resources in the toolkit.
This resources describes a successful creative classroom, including procedures and norm setting, and also includes additional resources to encourage creativity: self-reflection sentence starters, brainstorming, bring on the silly, how do you encourage creativity, questions for creative norm setting and different ways to create groups.
A handout with quotes to share with your students to illicit response - all on the subject of creativity.
A handout that includes a list and description of experiences you can introduce in the classroom, to increase student creativity.
A series of activities to use with small groups in the drama classroom, to encourage creativity.
A series of experiences listed in a specific order, to build skill in creativity with groups of students.
Improv activities for students, including an additional handout on CWOW.