So I have just signed up for a free online course - just one the first unit - excellent stuff. So I am examining Exploring play - which I think is vital for Drama.
I have just finished reading Boal, Bausch, Lecoq and Meyerhold editions in the Routledge Performance Practitioners series. Four different books. I think they are brilliant resources for the teacher and also any IBDP theatre student looking to be introduced to their ideas as well as simple exercises. They give a good overview to the context of for each practitioner and simple exercises that you could apply to your classroom. FIVE star from me.
The Laramie Project
I have heard a lot about the Laramie Project. It did live up to what has been said about it. As a play it was a very easy read. It was my first introduction into Verbatim theatre. I like the power of the style and the way that you could put across so many different perspectives. It was also interesting to talk to a friend who is from that region and was at the University at the same time as Matthew Shepard. She had a different perspective to the storytellers. Powerful piece of Theatre which could be used dynamically with an IB Theatre class.
What do I teach at BISS?
I don’t teach English—yet literature is at the heart of my discipline.
I don’t teach History—although I encourage students to investigate the
social and historical implications of events and how they affect those with
whom we live.
I don’t teach Science—but introduce the analysis of human behavior,
society, and the natural world.
I don’t teach Math—yet evaluating structure, space, and change is a skill
constantly being developed.
I don’t teach the Visual Arts—although calling on the elements of form,
line, shape, color, texture, space, and value is commonplace.
I don’t teach a Foreign Language—but my students learn to decode and
encode dialogue in scripts and plays.
I don’t teach Music—yet rely on the elements of pitch, melody, harmony,
rhythm, dynamics, timbre, texture, and articulation to share this craft.
I don’t teach Technology—but foster the use of tools to control and adapt
to the work we do.
I don’t teach Physical Education— although working as part of a team
while making connections between cognitive functions and physical
movement is a major benefit of this process.
What do I teach at BISS?
I teach Drama.
Adapted from a poem by Tim Reagan
Drama/Theatre/Dance teacher for 30 years; Currently teaching at International School Manila.
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