Teaching Social Skills Through Sketch Comedy and Improv Games

Introducing a Social TheatreTM, this book provides guidance on how to deliver fun and transformative activities to develop social skills in teenagers and children.

Teaching Social Skills Through Sketch Comedy and Improv Games

Introducing a Social TheatreTM, this book provides guidance on how to deliver fun and transformative activities to develop social skills in teenagers and children. Drawing on ideas from Social Thinking®, CBT, mindfulness and assertiveness training this book develops games, skits and short plays which can be adapted to suit children and teenagers including those who are gifted, typical, and those with mild to moderate cognitive abilities. These activities will help participants become more assertive and flexible as well as improving confidence, focus and self-esteem. Social TheatreTM can be used in small groups, in class or throughout the school, as well as in group therapy sessions. It provides a new and inclusive way to teach social skills and collaborative learning and is especially useful for those with anxiety, ADHD and ASD.

Enlivening Instruction with Drama and Improv

A Guide for Second Language and World Language Teachers Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Kathleen R. McGovern. References. Amador, S. (2018). Teaching Social Skills Through Sketch Comedy and Improv Games. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley ...

Enlivening Instruction with Drama and Improv

This engaging and complete resource has everything you need to bring drama and theatre techniques into the ESL, EFL, or World Language Classroom. Are your students reluctant to speak out in class? Do they lack confidence in their language skills? The dynamic drama games in this book are the perfect catalyst to transform your students into engaged learners, and help them build confidence and language skills. The interactive theatre games and techniques are specifically designed for use in Second, Foreign, and World Language classrooms to empower students through meaningful, agentive language learning. With over 80 activities and games, and hundreds of extensions that can be catered to every level, this book provides teachers with clear, step-by-step instructions to teaching dramatic activities with L2 learners of all levels and backgrounds. The games and strategies in this book will enliven classrooms with communication that is creative, memorable, inspiring, and fun. Grounded in cutting-edge research, this book explains why teaching language through drama is effective and inspiring for teachers and students alike, directing readers to a wide array of resources and approaches to teaching language through theatre. You’ll also find guidance on leading drama games with language learners in a variety of online platforms, lesson planning models, and an example lesson plan for easy implementation in physical or virtual classroom spaces.

Theatre

Strategies for Playbuilding: Helping Groups Translate Issues into Theatre, Portsmouth, Heinemann. Amador, S. 2018. Teaching Social Skills through Sketch Comedy and Improv Games: A Social TheatreTM Approach for Kids and Teens including ...

Theatre

Theatre presents readers with an introduction to the role theatre plays in human health and wellbeing. It presents an overview of scientific evidence, case studies on how theatre can be employed in different settings, practical advice for bringing the benefits of theatre into health and social, public health campaigns, and the family home.

Therapeutic Adventures with Autistic Children

Connecting through Movement, Play and Creativity Jonas Torrance. of related interest Teaching Social Skills Through Sketch Comedy and Improv Games A Social Theatre® Approach for Kids and Teens including those with ASD, ADHD, ...

Therapeutic Adventures with Autistic Children

A vivid exploration of working with autistic children using empowering techniques from a range of creative therapies. Each chapter in this heartening book is the story of a child with autism and how therapy was pivotal in confronting his or her individual dilemma. Covering many of the behaviours characteristic to autism, such as uncontrolled anger and obsessive tendencies, the therapies used range from drawing and dancing to meditation and martial arts, depending on the needs and interests of each child. The key message is that investing in the relationship between the therapist and the child - so that they grow, play and develop together - is transformative.

The Comedy Improv Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance Matt Fotis, Siobhan O'Hara ... stand, lie down game 131 sketch-based improv 4, 5 sketch revues 14 skill building exercises 66–116 skills, ...

The Comedy Improv Handbook

The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and techniques needed to become a successful improviser, developing a basic understanding of the history of improvisation and its major influences, structures, and theories. This book also addresses issues associated with being a college improviser – like auditions, rehearsals, performances, and the dynamics of improv groups.

Theatrical Improvisation

Having taught improvisation to hundreds of students since the publication of the book, Truth in Comedy, ... Second City improviser Kiff VandenHeuvel explains: My professor Sun Dun Yee in mathematics used to teach the game go.

Theatrical Improvisation

Theatrical Improvisation provides an in-depth analysis of short form, long form, and sketch-based improv - tracing the development of each form and the principles that define and connect the styles of performance. Brimming with original interviews from leaders in the field such as Ron West, Charna Halpern, John Sweeny and Margaret Edwartowski, Theatrical Improvisation presents straightforward improvisational theory, history, and trends. Includes easy-to-follow resources on teaching improvisation, with assessment tools, exercises, games, and classroom assignments to enable instructors to incorporate and assess improv in the classroom. Leep offers a practical, essential, and engaging guide for anyone who wants to better understand the art, teach, or perform improvisation.

The Book

Michael Shurtleff Shurtleff is a Broadway and Hollywood casting director and acting teacher who came up with a very ... City Training Center is an excellent , world - reknown program that focuses on sketch comedy and social satire .

The Book


1950s American Style A Reference Guide soft cover

Comedy on Television I Love Lucy was still the #1 show on television in 1957. ... They all honed their comedy skills at San Francisco's 'hungry i' or New York's 'Bitter End.' Improvisational Comedy – The Second City The theatre games of ...

1950s American Style  A Reference Guide  soft cover

Facets of the Fifties. A reference guide to an iconic Decade of Movie Palaces, Television, Classic Cars, Sports, Department Stores, Trains, Music, Food, Fashion and more

Wit s Pilgrimage

In recognising that education in the 16th and 17th centuries was mainly organised for the benefit of the state, Darryll Grantley demonstrates that the benefit to the lower classes were many and that drama played a part in blurring social ...

Wit s Pilgrimage

In recognising that education in the 16th and 17th centuries was mainly organised for the benefit of the state, Darryll Grantley demonstrates that the benefit to the lower classes were many and that drama played a part in blurring social distinctions.

The Video Source Book

Playing Touch Football 1975 This tape develops playing skills in touch football . ... Gen - Edu : Games . Acq : Purchase . ... Bizarre comedy is funny at times , but leaves the audience wondering what Barrymore thought he was doing .

The Video Source Book


Squeaking Cleopatras

In this highly controversial book, the first on the subject for over sixty years, Joy Leslie Gibson looks at the female roles in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama from the point of view of the boys who actually had to create these fascinating ...

Squeaking Cleopatras

'That woman is a woman!' So thundered Simon Callow in the film Shakespeare in Love, thus underlining one of the great differences between our theatre and that of the Elizabethans where women were prohibited from appearing on the stage. In this highly controversial book, the first on the subject for over sixty years, Joy Leslie Gibson looks at the female roles in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama from the point of view of the boys who actually had to create these fascinating and dramatic parts. Scrupulously researched, this groundbreaking book sheds new light not only on Elizabethan drama but also on society as a whole. It will be required reading for any lover of Shakespeare or anyone made curious by a visit to the theatre to see one of Shakespeare's plays.

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books


Words on Cassette 1999

Words on Cassette  1999


Arts Humanities Citation Index

Arts   Humanities Citation Index

A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

Books in Print Supplement

Books in Print Supplement

Includes authors, titles, subjects.

Thriving in Hollywood

"Thriving in Hollywood!" is a compilation of 25 pieces written by 21 different women in the entertainment industry from the first year of msinthebiz.com.

Thriving in Hollywood

Hollywood can seem like a tricky beast, but the more you know about its wily ways, the less intimidating it is, and the more fun its wild nature will be. "Thriving in Hollywood!" is a compilation of 25 pieces written by 21 different women in the entertainment industry from the first year of msinthebiz.com. Whether you are brand new to the business or an industry veteran, "Thriving in Hollywood!" will keep you motivated, inspired and arm you with knowledge.

Books in Print

Books in Print

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Cultures and Societies in a Changing World

Cultures and Societies in a Changing World provides students with the basic skills necessary to understand the importance of culture and interpret the world in cultural terms.

Cultures and Societies in a Changing World

Cultures and Societies in a Changing World provides students with the basic skills necessary to understand the importance of culture and interpret the world in cultural terms. Griswold encourages students to explore the concept of culture and the nature of its relationship to the social world; understand seemingly structural issues like poverty or ethnicity by applying cultural analysis to these issues; broaden their cultural and social horizons so that they may effectively operate in the global economy and international culture of the twenty-first century. The metaphor of a diamond is used to focus on the links between culture and society, and how they can be applied to a study of social problems, to business practice in the global marketplace, and to the media.

The Mask of State Watergate Portraits

She wrote two others for The New York Review of Books, including one that summarizes her view of this terrible American travesty. The reports have been greatly revised and amplified for this book.

The Mask of State  Watergate Portraits

During the Watergate hearings, Mary McCarthy, on commission from The Observer of London, wrote six reports from Washington telling the amazing story of deceit and arrogance in the Nixon administration. She wrote two others for The New York Review of Books, including one that summarizes her view of this terrible American travesty. The reports have been greatly revised and amplified for this book. Here the reader is once again reminded, by sharply drawn portraits, of the characters of Watergate. Here is "sloping-headed, slope-shouldered" Mitchell, who "brought evil into the Caucus Room, and this was not unconnected with the boredom he was able to generate." And "the Keystone comedy cop Tony Ulasewicz"; and Senator Baker, whose "insistent questions about motive suggest that he is playing a TV role of spiritual surgeon and counselor." Maureen ("Mo") Dean appears on the sidelines "in a daily change of costume (sometimes color-harmonizing with her husband)," looking like "a bride who would want fresh jewelry for her honeymoon." Mary McCarthy's skills as a reporter, her capacity for conveying moral insights, and her great personal style make this book a singular account of an unforgettable--and almost unbearable--time in the history of the republic.--Jacket.