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Who? Where? What? - A Taste of Theatre!
Who is your character? A goodie or a baddie or somewhere in between?
Where do they live? A castle in the clouds or a secret hideout?
What do they do? Do they enjoy building rockets or making cakes?
The sky really is the limit with this taste of theatre class!
Description
Over the course of this lesson you will:
Develop a character - Who?
Decide where this character lives - Where?
Decide what they do - What?
The lesson culminates in the creation of a short improvised scene to perform.

This class gives you a little taste of what we explore in greater depth in the Intro to Impro and Super Scriptwriting classes.
In all my classes I aim to develop imagination and confidence as well as narrative and storytelling skills.

Introduction of the lesson
1 - Using various stimulus such as images of different hats and occupations as well as creative thinking and questioning activities, participants will create a character. We will explore how these characters look and sound and develop some images and dialogue for these characters.
2 - We will explore the ‘where’ of these characters - where do they live and how does this influence their actions?
3 - What do these characters do? What is the main point of action of the story? How is it resolved?
4 - The class culminates in an in-class performance of the creative storytelling product you have developed, followed by a self-reflection analysis tool ?⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️?
Learning Goals
  • Students will create a character and devise a short improvised scene for this character.
  • Students will understand the basic building blocks of a theatrical performance.
Outcome
  • Students will use the questions - Who? Where? What? to develop a character.
  • Students will apply knowledge of dramatic structure in the creation of a short scene.
  • Students will analyse and discuss the building blocks of creating a theatrical performance.
Requirement
  • As we will be creating characters - any items of costumes or dress-ups you have at home would be a fabulous addition to the classroom.
  • Comfortable clothes and some space to move.
  • A creative attitude open to trying new things, taking risks and honing listening and collaboration skills.
Homework
  • A self-reflection survey allows students to analyse their work in class and pinpoint areas of strength and improvement.
External Resources
  • N/A
Time commitment
  • Self-reflection to be completed in own time and sent to teacher.
Supply List
  • As we will be creating characters - any items of costumes or dress-ups you have at home would be a fabulous addition to the classroom.
  • Pen and paper to write down notes about your character and scene.
Once a week One-Time Class
1 hour 50 minutes Class Duration
6 Kids Class Size
Ages 5-15 Age Range
USD $19.84 Total Price Per Learner (USD)

Teacher
My name is Shannon and I am a qualified Drama and English teacher from Australia. In 2017 my family and I (my husband and two teenage sons), sold everything we owned to travel the world and learn from all that it has to offer. We are currently based in Vietnam and I am teaching English online.
I graduated university with a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours in Theatre 1994 and since that time have been working as a professional actor, director and teacher. I also hold a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching (Secondary) as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. I have both an Advanced and Professional TESOL Certificate and hold an International English Teaching Licence as well as an Australian teaching license.
In 2004 I started my own Theatre school called TheatreMax, offering drama classes and productions for ages 3 through to adults and my background in Theatre translates into my English teaching style. My teaching focus is very much student led and interest driven with a focus on creativity, storytelling and confidence building. I also homeschool (or worldschool as we are travelling!) my two boys and believe in people following their passions, trying, failing and then trying again.
I have extensive experience working with students with both physical and intellectual disabilities and have worked as a classroom teacher in Australian high school mainstream and support units. Fun fact, in the 90’s I used to travel around Australia dressed up as a purple fluffy creature called Tickle the Doodat for a children’s group called The Hooley Dooleys. I am an accomplished script writer and have been commissioned to create productions for community groups around such issues as pollution and bullying. I have worked with many community and school groups of various ages and nationalities and in various countries to devise performances for cultural and arts festivals.
No matter what class of mine you choose you will develop your creativity and confidence and have fun!
Please note that all my classes require a minimum of three students to run and can be scheduled at a time to suit you. Contact me to arrange a class today!








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Steph on Aug 23 about Intro to Impro

I think the other learners should expect lots of fun and games, with education too. Parents should be happy to know that this is a very creative and impro-ish class that will boost their kids' creativity. Kids who are looking to improve their emotion-acting skills will benefit most. From Summer '10 :D