Improve with Improv at Lincoln Elementary

Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 in Featured Articles, Uncategorized

We have been acting up a storm with the 3rd and 4th grade improv class at Lincoln Elementary! Every week we explore a new topic in improvisation, from character and setting to plot and relationship. There are always tons to keep track of -- especially because these incredible students are thinking quickly on their feet, without any script.

To get ourselves ready for improv, we've been playing games like "I Am A Tree" to warm up our bodies and "Crossing the Road" to practice establishing conflict. Our other favorite game is "Party Quirks," in which the whole class gets to improvise a group party scene, and the host has to guess what troubles each guest.

Today was our final performance, and it is certainly sad to say goodbye to our session. We have made up so many stories and characters in our time together. In fact, we have gotten so good at telling short stories that we even created a few long-form improvisations with multiple scenes (just like the professionals!)

The creativity and enthusiasm of this class is so contagious. I can't wait to see what's in store next!

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