Devised exercises do not rely on a script and as such allow students to use their inventiveness to take a concept and build upon this as a group. This flexibility encourages imagination and allows students to explore different situations and emotions.
This exercise involves groups working together to develop a simple scene together in a relatively short period of time. This will get your students thinking quickly and focusing.
This is a rehearsed improvisation exercise that aims to stretch students’ ability to develop dialogue when devising.
The focus of this exercise is the development of both character and narrative in devising work for performance. Students will need to have done some preparatory work on use of tableau/still image.
Devising activities based around ‘flashing forward’ or backward can be key rehearsal tools, encouraging young people to develop their understanding of character, story structure and text.
A good way for students to develop their understanding of a character is to place the character in a new situation and explore how they might react or behave. Try using our range of suggested stimuli with your students.
At Trinity, we believe that creating dramatic work in groups is a fundamental part of an actor’s development. This is why the majority of our drama syllabus specifications have pair, group and In Production exams as options.
Developing collaborative communication skills fundamental to group performance work will help to prepare students for their wider lives, further education and employment.