Radio Drama frees the performers and the audience from the physical limitations of conventional theatre---no elaborate sets, no make up (unless you insist), no costumes, no props and no memorizing. Only a script is needed, from which we read aloud. Using our voices as our primary tool, we interpret the emotions, beliefs, and attitudes of the written material, making it come alive and letting the imagination soar.
Radio Drama is great for seniors. It requires no memorization and is not physically demanding. It relies mainly on oral expression but it is not an art form that is only from the neck up. We will spend a portion of every class doing fun theatre games through the promotion of spontaneity. These exercises require no acting experience and are not physically demanding. Emphasis will be placed on sound and movement exercises, non-verbal exercises, development of spatial awareness and creative expression.
We will spend time exploring different forms of radio drama.
In addition, we will also work on the basic principals and strategies of how to craft and perform a written piece for radio drama. We will create our own stories, new announcements and commercials!
- Have fun
- Raise your energy level
- Raise your level of creativity
- Reduce your stress
- Energize your sense of play
- Increase your cognitive flexibility (Improvisation is great brain food!)
- Bring out your inner artist/playfulness
- Interact productively
- Offer and accept creative ideas
- Honor and respect the gifts and talents of others and yourself