Youth Take the Stage: An Introduction to Interactive Theatre (4H1608)
The one-day, interactive theatre workshop described in this publication includes about 6 hours of training and is designed primarily for adults who work with young people in out-of-school settings. No drama or theatre experience is necessary to participate, just the desire to work with young people who want to perform and who want to make a difference on individual, community and global issues. The workshop ideally is also conducted with 10 to 15 youth participants of similar ages (for example, young people in grades 6 to 8 or grades 9 to 12).
The training for the young people can end with this one-day workshop, or the workshop can be just the first step toward forming a performance troupe that “takes the show on the road.” Such a troupe may perform for community groups, peers and younger youth. (32 pages, 2010)