Theatre for Non-Theatrical Students
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Resources for introducing high school students to the innumerable ways that improvisational theatre
can build valuable skills, such as communication and confidence, both on and off the stage.
Curated by Marissa Novak
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Improv is more than just for comedy. Training from The Second City

Improv is more than just for comedy. Training from The Second City | Theatre for Non-Theatrical Students | Scoop.it
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The Second City is a highly-successful improvisational theatre group based out of Chicago, IL. They offer corporate training workshops that combine leadership, development, and conversational skills with improvisational theatre.

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Bovine Metropolis Theater :: Improv Workshops for Businesses

Bovine Metropolis Theater :: Improv Workshops for Businesses | Theatre for Non-Theatrical Students | Scoop.it
Improv Workshops for Businesses
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The Bovine Metropolis Theatre has "Improv Your Business" workshops that can be brought to the workplace to improve valuable skills in employees.

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The Theatre Lab - Theatre Arts Workshops for Students, Businesses and Organizations

The Theatre Lab - Theatre Arts Workshops for Students, Businesses and Organizations | Theatre for Non-Theatrical Students | Scoop.it
Workshop Series                Period Comedy – a hands-on workshop, where students learn about the improvisational style of chosen period and the stock characters of that specific time.
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A theatre company that caters workshops to business groups.

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Theatre Workshop Outline for Business Majors

Theatre Workshop for Ball State University's Finance Society

 

Explanation

--Why are we here? Why is improv beneficial for business practices?

 

Introductions

--Ask everyone to say their name, year, and an interesting fact about themselves

 

“Yes, and…”

--Break into pairs. Explain the different connotations given by a person who responds to a proposition with “yes, but…” rather than “yes, and…” One person makes a statement. Their partner replies with “yes, and…” adding something to the end. This continues back and forth for a few moments.

 

“Crisis Situation”

--Divide the group into two lines. The people at the front of each line must think up two things in their head: a crisis, and an unrelated object. Then the two people at the front of the lines approach one another, and quickly divulge their dilemmas. They must each use their object to somehow solve the other person’s dilemma.

 

“Commercials”

--Split into groups of five. Ask for examples of memorable commercials. Why were they memorable? Quick discussion. Then each group is given a picture of an object, OR an object of some sort is drawn for everyone. The groups are then given 5-10 minutes to create a 30-50 second commercial for the object. They will then present their commercial to the group. Afterwards, we will discuss what tactics were used to entice the audience.

 

"Super Brain" (if time permits)

--Break into groups of three. Stand in a line. The person in the center will be answer questions. The person to the left will be aggressively asking simple mathematical questions to the person in the center. The person on the right will aggressively ask personal questions. The person in the center must answer questions while copying whatever movements the leader at the head of the room is making. After a few minutes, triad members switch spots.

 

Closing

--Offer sources/handouts (if available) with further information on improv in business, local improv groups, etc.

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This is the outline for a workshop that I created and hosted for the Ball State University Finance Society.

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10 Ways Being a Theatre Major Prepared Me for Success

10 Ways Being a Theatre Major Prepared Me for Success | Theatre for Non-Theatrical Students | Scoop.it

Improvisation.

Project Management.

Working with a Limited Budget.

Dealing with Very Different Human Beings.

Understanding the Human Condition.

Doing Whatever Needs to Be Done.

Hard Work.

Making Difficult Choices.

Presentation Skills.

Doing the Best You Can with What You've Got.


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'Thinking is an art': A case for arts education

'Thinking is an art': A case for arts education | Theatre for Non-Theatrical Students | Scoop.it
The first Chicago Public Schools Arts Education Plan was created to improve, expand and strategically coordinate arts education across the district.

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Theater Education Programs Are in Demand for Workforce Creativity

Theater Education Programs Are in Demand for Workforce Creativity | Theatre for Non-Theatrical Students | Scoop.it
A significant number of young people today, when they enter the workforce, will never have been exposed to the valuable skills that come with arts education and specifically the theater experience. This is a missed opportunity.

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Playing it smart

Playing it smart | Theatre for Non-Theatrical Students | Scoop.it
None of these teenagers clustered around a high school theater stage seems shy, self-conscious or unwilling to stand up and speak to a crowd.

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Drama Student Succeed Academically

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Using Improv in Business

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A PDF from the United Kingdom with information about improvisational theatre and business.

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Improvisation training for Business, Sales Skills, Risk-taking, Team Work, Corporate Leadership, Confidence, Creativity, UK - Improv Your Biz with Neil Mullarkey

Improvisation training for Business, Sales Skills, Risk-taking, Team Work, Corporate Leadership, Confidence, Creativity, UK - Improv Your Biz with Neil Mullarkey | Theatre for Non-Theatrical Students | Scoop.it
There are countless communication coaches. Plenty of creativity trainers and leadership gurus. There are some improv experts tackling these issues... even some inspiring and funny speakers. And then there is Neil Mullarkey.
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Mr. Neil Mullarkey specializes in workshops that teach improvisational theatre techniques to business groups looking to gain confidence and creativity, amongst other valuable skills

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The Daily: Theatre students put Finance Society in improv situations

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A news article released by the Daily News at Ball State University about a theatrical workshop that I hosted for the Ball State Finance Society.

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Technology in the Arts | Blog, podcast, and workshops exploring arts management and technology | This discussion-based blog explores the intersection of arts management and online technology. Techn...

Technology in the Arts | Blog, podcast, and workshops exploring arts management and technology | This discussion-based blog explores the intersection of arts management and online technology. Techn... | Theatre for Non-Theatrical Students | Scoop.it
This discussion-based blog explores the intersection of arts management and online technology. Technology in the Arts is a service of Carnegie Mellon's Center for Arts Management and Technology.

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Craig Fleming's curator insight, June 25, 2013 6:00 PM

Read this and imagine. Interacting with the play BEFORE the performance? So many possibilities.

 

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Teach Shakespeare However You Want -- Just Keep His Language Alive

Teach Shakespeare However You Want -- Just Keep His Language Alive | Theatre for Non-Theatrical Students | Scoop.it
This article accompanies the feature "Teachers Shake Up Shakespeare with Digital Media."


William Shakespeare is the great shape-shifter of English literature, maybe of all literature.

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The Arts in STEM: STEAM

The Arts in STEM: STEAM | Theatre for Non-Theatrical Students | Scoop.it

Arts funding has been under attack for years as schools look for ways to increase funding for the core subjects. Want another science teacher? We’ll have to cut an art teacher. Or the music teacher. But there is growing evidence that the arts are a necessary part of education, and STEM education in particular.


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The Impact of Shakespeare on Teachers and Students

The Impact of Shakespeare on Teachers and Students | Theatre for Non-Theatrical Students | Scoop.it
William Shakespeare was the R-rated writer of his time. His plays were potentially more sexy than any E.L. James novel and oft-times more violent than any Quentin Tarantino film. The words of th

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Amateur theatre: is it time we moved the conversation on?

Amateur theatre: is it time we moved the conversation on? | Theatre for Non-Theatrical Students | Scoop.it
We need a new vocabulary to describe participatory arts, says Shipra Ogra – we know it exists but what's it all about?

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Craig Fleming's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:06 AM

People wanna play.