You may wish to use drama in a teaching or group situation but lack either the confidence to speak in character or the time to develop a role and/or workshop. This book solves both of these problems by providing the words to speak, an established well-worked lesson plan to use and an easy format to follow for multiple adaptations and future dramas. If you have experience of using drama, the ideas in this book will inspire and assist your creative lessons.
Intensely practical and hands-on, this is a book of scripts and drama-workshop breakdowns designed especially for people with special needs, including those with PMLD or Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Each script format and workshop plan has been fully worked with groups of varying ages and abilities and includes valuable notes of experience - documenting lessons where the unexpected happened and how it was handled.
As with any group of special people, getting to know their needs is paramount in order to gear the drama towards their specific requirements, however, these script formats are guaranteed to work even on a first meeting!
Just follow the script as written or substitute the characters and situations themselves to create limitless drama possibilities.
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SET: Drama Scripts for People with Special Needs & Interactive Storytelling
"user friendly format...introduction was good with clear, sensible guide lines, advice and information." Penhurst School, Chipping Norton "Lots of great ideas for teaching drama...simple play scripts would be easy to modify." Frank Wise School, Banbury
Sheree is a very experienced drama teacher, facilitator, writer and director with over 12 years' experience in leading groups of all ages and abilities. Aside from training those interested in the acting profession, she has also spent a great deal of time working within the education system and community developing theatre projects with people who might not always have access to the arts. As well as being the current Artistic Director at Savvy Theatre Company, she has also facilitated workshops for London Bubble, Polka Theatre, the Shakespeare School's Festival, the Soho Theatre Writers' Festival, Mousetrap Theatre Projects and was the Education Officer at Unicorn Theatre. Sheree has also written numerous magazine articles and teacher reference materials on her work within the SEN classroom and is the author of several books including the Active Drama Playscripts series, Drama Scripts for People with Special Needs and The Stories Within.