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Teaching Improvisation/Theatre Games Online

Recorded On: 11/11/2020

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In this ninety minute session you will work with James Thomas Bailey to learn techniques for teaching improv/theatre in an online format.

Learning Objectives

  • Teachers will learn Zoom techniques to enhance the digital experience of teaching and performing improvisation
  • Teachers will learn exercises to successfully teach improvisation, and enhance their existing curriculum
  • Teachers will learn how to make exercises and rehearsals work on a digital platform

Length:  90 minutes

James Thomas Bailey

Artistic Director and Producer of ComedySportz

James Thomas Bailey is director/producer of ComedySportz, LA’s longest running show (32 years). Additionally, he has produced more than fifty other professional productions in Los Angeles. Mr. Bailey is well known as a master teacher, with clients such as Google, Disney, ABC, and Microsoft. He serves as Cultural Specialist for the U.S. State Department and regularly teaches theatre techniques in Cyprus. His youth program, the ComedySportz High School League®, is the largest teen improvisational theatre program in the United States. Other improvisational productions include the all-female Shakespearean Chickspeare (which performed in Hollywood for 8 years, and for five years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival), and U-sical, a full-length improvised musical based on the life of an audience member. He is Past-President of the CA Educational Theatre Association, and inducted into both the CA Thespian Hall of Fame and EdTA’s national Hall of Fame. He is a proud theatre educator at Justin-Siena HS (Napa). James is also author of the book Teaching Improv: A Practical Guide for Theatre Educators.  


Teaching Improvisation/Theatre Games Online
11/11/2020 at 7:30 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
11/11/2020 at 7:30 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes In this workshop, James Thomas Bailey will guide you through the process of how to teach improv and theatre games on Zoom.
Teaching Improvisation/Theatre Games Online Certificate
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