Life is Improvised!

Description

Let Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) take your students into the always surprising and hilarious world of improvised theater in Life is Improvised! BIG’s performers create never before seen characters and scenes from your students’ suggestions and bring students directly into the performance. Students learn the fundamental skills that allow improvisers to create theater in the moment: Listening, collaboration, and creativity.

Sample Common Core connections
ELA SPEAKING AND LISTENING: Comprehension and Collaboration

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others‟ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Testimonials

"My favorite part was performing for my classmates. I liked to make them laugh."

Student, Seven Oaks Elementary

"Performing improv with BIG is hilarious! I love to watch my friends perform funny characters in improv scenes."

Student, St. Paul’s School for Girls

"BIG was WONDERFUL! Students moved through the process of learning about Improvisation to performing student-led improv skits during the program. I was able to see them applying the skills of problem-solving, collaboration, teamwork, and perseverance. Bridget and Michael were amazing with the students. They created a climate where students felt safe to take risks in expressing themselves and were accepting of various ideas and perspectives."

Theresa, School Counselor, Seven Oaks Elementary