This course is designed for the person who is planning to be a teacher. The course will help you use drama in the classroom as a tool to teach basic subjects and as a way to enhance learning. It will also help you learn to teach drama and perform plays with children. We will explore and discover a variety of ways to use drama- from storytelling and improvisation to puppetry and movement. We will go to plays and look at events in and around Seattle that are suitable for children. We will create a games inventory for future use.
Topics in rehearsal and performance of theatre for young audiences; basic principles and techniques for using drama in the classroom; and creating original work for young audiences.