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Improv Theme Page

This "Theme Page" has links to information about Improvisation. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.

BC Improv League
The BC Improv League is part of a wider, nation-wide initiative - the Canadian Improv Games. These games are hosted by a non-profit organization which provides improvisational theatre training to teams of high school students across Canada. They participate in regional tournaments or in a national video contest. Winners travel to Ottawa to compete in the national finals.

Brigham Young University: Theatre & Media Arts
This Brigham Young University site has several resources which can be used by drama teachers looking to do a unit on improv. Caution: you may experience slow access times.
  • Improvisation Situations Over 50 improv starters organized in K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 categories.
  • Improvisation Unit #1 A six lesson teaching unit in which student learn about vocal responses, movement, character study, and sensory awareness, and then perform an improvised scene.
  • Improvisation Unit #2 This second teaching unit has eight lessons. Topics include: building trust, working together, moving, reacting, finding a through-line, and performing an improvisation.

Fuzzy's Games List
Included on this page are more than 15 categories of improv games with multiple examples of what can be done in each.

Improv Class Online
Four rules for good improv with suggested practice activities.

Improvisational Theatre Structures
This page explores and offers a variety of improv "structures", also commonly known as "games" or "handles". Learn more about warm-ups, exercises, handles and long forms.

[The] Improv Page
The Improv Page is a clearinghouse for information about improvisational theatre. Categories of information that may be of interest to educators include History of Improv, Books about Improv, List of Improv Games, Starting an Improv Group, and Home Pages for Improv Performers.

[The] New Improv Page
A meta-list of links to Internet improv sites. In addition to a lengthy set of links to sites which have improv games (some of which are on this page), there is information on improv groups, performers, festivals, workshops and classes, and an improv bibliography.

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