March 12, 2020

This week we rehearsed our sketch comedies that we will be performing for our upcoming showcase! The students have worked so hard on these stories and collaborated well with their fellow players. The sketches that will be presented were created from scratch using impro...

February 26, 2020

For this class, we discussed and practiced one very important rule of improv: use physicality in your scene! A talking head is not nearly as engaging as when an actor uses their whole body to communicate. We practiced reacting with strong emotion and physicality in sce...

February 14, 2020

We've had great sessions these two last Fridays! We worked on large group activities like "Heroes" in which students choose a type of character to assume and must save the world from an unusual catastrophic event (e. g. Lobsters are taking over the world!) We also play...

January 31, 2020

This week students learned how to communicate with body language! This include improvised dancing, puppetry, improv games, and sketch comedy. One game involved students taking turns walking through a "park" and responding to other students as they entered as chosen cha...

January 22, 2020

We had a great start to our Yes And! Improv & Sketch course! With any improv, we always want to tell a story. So our first project was to learn the parts of a story and collaborate on ideas together for a complete story! We all got in small groups and brainstormed toge...

November 8, 2019

This week during Yes And! we honed in on our skills of expression through body language and character choices by focusing on using those skills with our scene partners. In improvisation, it is so important to play with your scene partner and build a story tog...

November 1, 2019

This week during Yes, And! Improv, we worked on the choreography for our opening number, rehearsed the games we will play for our show, and reviewed the rules of improv. Our Dramatic Fanatics theme song, Here On Stage for You, has been in our repertoire for over 10 yea...

October 24, 2019

This week was a very musical week at Dramatic Fanatics! Can you imagine improving and singing at the same time? It takes a lot of confidence and our Dramatic Fanatics were up to the task!  We incorporated singing and music in several activities this week -- even with p...

October 17, 2019

This week during Yes, And! we gained more skills in interpretation and characterization, vivid storytelling, and vocal expression. In improv, being specific with your character expression is essential to creating a memorable and entertaining character. We explored how...

October 6, 2019

We had lots of fun this week at Dramatic Fanatics, Yes And!, learning all about the physicality of comedy! One of our rules is to "use your body, use your space." This means that you should use your body to communicate emotions, tell your story through bold choices, an...

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