How creativity and imagination can be translated on stage?

Hey Drama Games Friends!

Since in the previous post we discussed about the key benefits that a group member can acquire from a Drama Games Workshop, it is now time to actually show how he/she translates his/her creativity and imagination on stage! Today I would like to share with you a video which illustrates other group participants and me conducting a homework assignment given by our Drama Games teacher, Aphrodite Parzakoni.

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Key benefits of drama games through my eyes!

The Drama Games Workshop Participants

The Drama Games Workshop Participants

The reason why I made in my previous post an informative synopsis about what theatre games are, was because I wanted to establish a common ground for everyone. Since, all of us “speak the same language”, I would like to share with you with more details what are the key benefits of drama games through my own personal experience from the past four years that I have been participating in a Theatre Games Workshop. Continue reading

What are actually drama/theatre games? Who can be involved?

the theatre games, the drama games

Drama games borrow many elements and techniques from the theatre.

There are many opinions about what drama/theatre games are or what they should be. The different definitions of what drama games are and what they include are as many as the fields theatre games are applied to (theatre pedagogy/drama in education, training actors for the development of improvisational theatre, drama therapy). However, all definitions agree that drama games are all about…games. Thus, their primary objective is to provide group participants with recreation. The games become theatrical from the moment that a group participant, who is within a defined space and time, enjoys expressing themselves and communicates with the others through verbal and/or non-verbal language.

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