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TOPIC

2-line starters

-To engage the participants’ imagination, focus, capacity of seeing the whole behind the two lines. LEARNING OBJECT-To create theatre pieces in a participated way. IVES -To allow working in small groups help each participant to give his/her own contribution and strengthen the group spirit. GROUP SIZE

Around 20

DURATION

90 Minutes

The facilitator pre-selects two lines of dialogue, allocated to characters A & B. The lines can be taken from an existing play, or made up especially. Each pair of lines is printed on a slip of paper.

STEP BY STEP IMPLEMENTATION

e.g. A: He forgot everything, even his language. B: It’s as if nothing happened. Working in pairs (or threes or fours) participants create and perform a six-line play, which includes these two lines. They can come at the beginning, in the middle or at the end. They must remain together. The short pieces are performed to the whole group, who have to decide which two lines they think were the starter.

-Participants are trained in giving active contribution to the common work. They can see their result very quickly. The double active/passive task is very good to experiment in one session. Group spirit and knowledge strengthened. -It can be very challenging: I wouldn’t propose this exercise in the first sessions to absolute theatre beginners, or I would add some theatre SUGGESTIONS FOR people in the group. Very difficult for those who are not very good in THE FACILITATOR the local language. -This exercise can allow participants to discover spontaneity and a love of performing. As a writing exercise, it is less “spontaneous” than many improvisation games, and it does not require everyone involved to perform. You can discuss and write without being a performer. -You can add characters or notes on their behaviours, give the first and the last line of a play, to be written together, assign roles (you are the director/s, you are the actor/s, you are the playwright/s...)

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