Performing Arts Focus:
Devised Theatre
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy, Mathematics
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

How can we create original theatrical pieces from the ideas and interests of our young people? How can we create community within our classrooms? This workshop uses the basics of devised theatre to explore the processes of developing theater pieces using the voices of young people as its catalyst.

Learning Goals:

  • Model ways to build a community and create trust within an arts classroom
  • Inspire participants to use devised theater exercises to produce student driven work
  • Demonstrate ways to actively brainstorm with students using their personal and lived experiences
  • Demonstrate and prepare participants to lead discussions on power dynamics in the classroom
  • Activate devised theater activities that deal with social justice issues