January Workshop 2015
The workshop “Drama Games for the Classroom” was led by Victoria Brown and Jamie Oliver Jones on January 31st, 2015. They both studied Theatre at East 15 Acting School in the UK and are the Artistic Directors of the Unpuzzled Theatre company. They currently reside in Gwangju, South Korea where they teach English through the medium of Theatre.
The workshop consisted of a variety of theatre games that would be useful to the teachers here in Korea and abroad. The workshop kicked off with some simple but challenging name, memory, and pattern recognition games. There is little preparation time needed for most of these games. The supplies recommended were balls and chairs.
The participants enjoyed the workshop. There were plenty of laughs shared throughout the game play. Victoria and Jamie recommended some books to reference if the participants were curious to learn more or needed ideas for drama games they could modify to fit into their lessons.
The following are some resources for those wishing to incorporate drama techniques in the classroom:
Drama Games for Devising, Jessica Swale
Drama Games for Those Who Like to Say No, Chris Johnston
House of Games – Making Theatre From Everyday Life, Chris Johnston
Games for Actors and Non-Actors – Second Edition, Augusto Boal