Here you can download the list of resources I frequently turn to when looking for improv activities for class. This is the list referred to in my talk “Yes and…”: Improv theater techniques to build creativity and speaking skills.
A few activities I often demonstrate in this talk:
“Beat out that rhythm” from Maley & Duff, 1985, p. 53
“Emotional mirror” from http://improvencyclopedia.org/games//Emotional_Mirror.html
“Metronome” (used in my improv theater group, but I haven’t found where it comes from)
“Using Lines of Dialogue” from Bernardi, 1992, pp. 127-136
Ways of Improv:
“Segmenting” from Spolin, 1999, p. 22-23
“Fishbowl” adapted from Wilson, 2012, pp. 50-51
If you have any suggestions for the activities or just want to share how they went in your classroom, please do so! I’d love to hear from you!