If you want to start and run an after school drama or theater program, but you’re not sure where to start, this is the book to get.
How to Start and Run an After School Drama Class will take you step by step through the process of running an 8-10 week drama program. Curt Jackson shares with you the nuts and bolts of setting up a drama class, lesson plans, theater games, how to market the class and more.
The file contains the ebook and a bonus PDF with over 10 scripts of skits you can use for the program.
Approaches Drama Classes in a Fun Way
I work with a recreation department that does after school programs, and this book is just what the department needed. I have no experience with leading drama classes, but after the contract drama instructor moved, the recreation department needed to find a way to continue the classes.
The one thing I would like to see more of is the theater games. The author has 15 games in the book, which I guess is enough, but I would like to see more. Other than that, the book has a lot of neat ideas and approaches drama classes in a fun way.
I downloaded the electronic version of this book. I am a Drama Specialist for an Elementary School in a VERY large county in Metro Atlanta. I am creating a Drama Program from the ground up and this book was VERY helpful. We had over 50 students in grades 3-5 audition for the Drama Club. The Director of Fine Arts from our county attended our first Drama Club production and it was a HIT!. Thanks Curt for creating this fast and effecient quide to setting up a Quality Drama Program!
Perfect for a beginner’s class
I purchased the ebook version a while ago and our organization has been using the book for three seasons now. The parents are very complimentary and the program and the kids enjoy it a lot. In fact the drama class is the most popular after school class for the 3rd-5th grade students. The skits are great too. I like that they are in script form.
The book is for a beginner’s class. If you have advanced students this is not the book you want. If you are looking to start a beginner’s class then I highly recommend this one.
Very informative. Good condition. If you are looking to start a drama program you will want this book.
Great ideas for beginning clubs!