Day 1Classwork: Group Mirror Pantomime (groups of 4). Performance time 2-5 minutes. No speaking.1. Children making faces2. Practicing boxing, fencing, band conducting3. Exercise class4. Morning- getting ready for work or school5. Doctor giving a physical6. Restaurant counter7. Shoe Store8. Artist doing self-portraits9. At the fun house (1 person and 3 different versions of the image)10. Barber and customer11. Beautician and customer12. Black Friday13. Seamstress fitting a bride14. Customer trying on hats, and salesclerk15. Rock Stars putting on make-up16. Movie Star being made up like a monster17. Ballet student and teacher at the barreDay 2Warmup: Group Focus Pantomime. Working on everyone looking at the same thing at the same time with different reactions:1. spaceship landing2. birds3. javelin throw4. plane crash5. friend getting off airplane6. witch flying overhead7. tree falling8. shark swimming by9. charging rhino10. relative leaving in car11. scary movie12. shooting star13. rainbow14. hitchhikers watching cars go by15. watching for the bus16. tennis gameClasswork: Fantastical Duet Pantomime. Outrageous scenes gone awry.1. two gardeners plant a tree; it grows immediately2. teller and robber; money is counterfeit3. babysitter and baby; pacifier does not come out of baby's mouth4. lady and chauffeur; car drives/flies/sails by itself5. two lumberjacks try to cut down a tree that's rubbery and bends6. pilot and co-pilot; wing falls off airplane7. teenager watches TV and a character walks out of the TV8. ape and man at zoo; man watches the ape and then enters the cage to exchange suits9. two cooks make pizza, throw dough in air and it doesn't come down10. two teenagers ride roller coaster; it falls apart11. dentist tries to extract a tooth by extreme means like rope and dynamite, but then it falls out by itself12. doctor checks patient's reflexes; entire leg flies off and must be reattached13. mad scientist brings monster to life; he kills scientist and brings him back as a monster14. gunmen robs bank, but teller refuses to give up money, so they shoot but gun won't go off, so they leave embarrassed.Day 3Warmup: Be-an-Animal Group Pantomime: elephant, cat, flea, eagle, shark, snake, butterfly, frog, rabbit, chicken, dog, amoeba, tick, camel, caterpillar, dragon, hippopotamus, kangaroo, moose, centipedeClasswork: Solo Pantomime:having a toothachebreaking into a houseinteracting with a spaceshipbuying some paintcar breaking downcoming home lateplaying footballparachutingflying a helicopterfishinggrandma crossing the streetlooking for a dogstealing a carmaking a piefeeding the catgoing to the doctorshopliftingpainting a househaving dinnerbeing kidnappedplaying baseballwalking a tightropeflying a planehuntingboatingfighting with a swordfinding a lot of moneywatching TVgoing swimming and sunbathingice skatingWarmup: Yes, and. Rules. I Accept. Awesome!Classwork: Self-contained emotional statements. Play Freeze (first without words, just mime and then add dialogue)Day 5Warmup: Create the SpaceClasswork: 1, 2, 3, Line LayupsDay 6:Warmup: Red/Round/Squishy Ball Pass, Word Association SequenceClasswork: Circle of Emotions Duo ScenesDay 7:Warmup: Magic ClayClasswork: This is a... AND... CircleWarmup: Please/NoClasswork:One-Word-Three-Situations (well, welcome, never, so, I guess, don't, good, thank you, sorry, why, oh no, really, maybe, tell me, please, goodbye, what, who, see)In pairs... studying for a test, on a treasure hunt, stranded on an island, signing divorce papers, in the delivery room, doing constructionDay 9Classwork: Movement to music. First general feelings in response to music, then small groups (4/4/3) with a given scene, then solo improvisations.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4YpibbJFoMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHVsszW7Ndshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C68SkzGb6Wwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4pw31njqiohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwsHdamKjfMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZzEzDkeHzIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4IRMYuE1hIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQnIL-XPerQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnHmskwqCCQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2W1Wi2U9sQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQnmQInRm_0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Tu1rx5KIshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0gl9LXq3LAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynEOo28lsbcClasswork: Space Jump (Freeze Tag with 4 people, no swapouts)
Day 10Classwork: three items scene. students each write down an object on a slip of paper. Each group of 3 must incorporate three unrelated objects and build a 2-3 minute scene.Carpool.One situation. Three attitudes.Homework: Bring in a newspaper article.Day 11Warmup: Share news articles. Choose 4-6 to work on today and tomorrow.Classwork: Living Newspaper. Beginning with a frozen tableaux, create an improvised scene around the news article. (2-3 groups)Day 12Warmup: Create a word mosaic with words and phrases from the article.Classwork: Living Newspaper. Beginning with a frozen tableaux, create an improvised scene around the news article. (2-3 groups).
Day 13Warmup: Environments.Classwork: Backwards Interview (done in pairs and then best pair in front of the class)Classwork: Ding. Practice round in pairs and then in front of the class.Day 14Warmup: Party QuirksClasswork: Typewriter (Narrator plus 2-3 actors with Tilts and Tear-ups)Homework: Journal 4 due Tuesday. Reflect on likes and dislikes about the unit, as well as how you will use Improvisation as a Theatre Practitioner.