130 cards designed to help you lead your drama or theatre students through 6 of Viola Spolin's most important acting exercises. Viola Spolin is the internationally recognized originator of theatre games.
I originally made these cards to help speed up the process of teaching these exercises to my students, but I’ve found that they have also helped my students to have a consistently higher level of success with the exercises
. Some of the ideas for the cards are from the book, and some I have developed with the help of my students.
The cards are intended to be used with the following Spolin exercises:
Involvement in Twos (18 cards)
Involvement without Hands (use same cards as #17)
Involvement in Threes or More (18 cards)
Difficulty with Small Objects (28 cards)
Drawing Objects Game (48 cards)
Involvement with Large Objects (18 cards)
I use this sequence of exercises in my high school Theatre Arts 2 classes.
This download includes:
Single Sided Version of Cards (14 Pages--print single sided)
Double Sided Version of Cards (28 Pages--print double sided)
A .pdf file of each document for easy printing
The single sided version of the cards is intended for teachers without access to double sided printing. The double sided version is ideal, and can be printed such that the name of the exercise they are intended for is written on the back of each card for easy clean up.
I recommend printing these cards on colored cardstock (one color per exercise) and laminating them for maximum durability. =)
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 to see the other Spolin exercises I recommend for high school students?
Check out My Favorite 36 Viola Spolin Acting Exercises List.
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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