A list of 36 exercises, hand-selected and put in order specifically for use in a school drama or theatre setting.
I think you will find the list extremely helpful in planning a Viola Spolin Acting Training unit.
When I started teaching, I had a copy of Viola Spolin’s book Improvisation for the Theater
, but when I sat down with the 412 page textbook containing over 200 acting exercises and tried to plan out a series of lessons, I was quickly overwhelmed.
I wanted my students to go through some kind of “official” acting training, and I had seen how these particular exercises were helpful to young acting students, but I found that the book had so many games to choose from, and it was just too bulky to carry around while I was teaching. If you are like me, this list is exactly what you need to get started!
I use this sequence of exercises as the acting technique component
of my high school Theatre Arts 2 classes.
This download includes:
Easy to Reference List of 36 Viola Spolin Acting Exercises
for Teaching the 36 Exercises
A .pdf file of each document for easy printing
Note: This resource is intended to be a companion to the book Improvisation for the Theater
by Viola Spolin. Every theatre teacher should own this book.
Want an easy classwork assignment to go with this resource?
Check out my Viola Spolin Acting Technique Recording Worksheet.
Looking for something more detailed?
Check out my Viola Spolin Acting Training Teacher's Guide! =)
This purchase is for one teacher only. It is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire school or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives. Thank you for respecting my work. =)
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