Theatresports and Drama Games
Theatresports™ are a form of competitive improvisational theatre game first introduced in the 1970s by Keith Johnstone at the University of Calgary. Games structures are known as handles, each with their own guidelines. Theatresports™ games are usually played in teams of four, normally have time limitations of one, two or three minutes duration and are scored based on players demonstrating technique, narrative and entertainment. Apart from being great fun, Theatresports™ are an effective tool for building improvisation skills in the drama or theatre classroom.
Excellent Theatresports™ training manual for teachers and students outlining the ten commandments of Theatresports™, basic gameplay rules and a glossary of key terms. Handles are divided into 1, 2 and 3 minute games with stimulus provided to assist. Includes suggested warm up exercises and games.