Today is my first day leading The Drama Club at our local library. The Club is open to 6th – 8th (or is it 9th?) graders and will meet every Thursday afternoon for the next few weeks. I LOVE acting, I LOVE teaching kids and I love my library. But I still find myself with that vague tummy ache, occasional shortness of breath and racing thoughts that usually mark opening day of a show! I have no idea how many (if any?) kids will show up, but I am armed, as best I can be, for fun. I have some relaxation exercises planned, some theater games and a fistful of monologues. We will choose a monologue, work on it every week and perform it at the final session of The Club. Fingers crossed for us all!
Just curious…what are your favorite theater games (I’ve got, among other things, Mirrors, Telephone and Winker)? What is your favorite monologue?