What are "Theater Games?"

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What are "Theater Games?"

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Check out this wonderful video.


Neva Boyd was a social worker in Chicago. She used games to get immigrant children to open up and challenge themselves. Her student Viola Spolin ported over the idea into a performance space. She invented "theater games" which is similar to what you and I know of as "warmups."

This later became the core concept behind Second City Chicago.


Watch this amazing video and let's discuss its place in our lives:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HavVR2SC_bg[/youtube]
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Notice how unhinged and "out of their heads" the Spolin's students are? Is anyone else mesmerized by this?
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