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Theatre Games: Creating Short Scenarios

Cherie Ratte • Theatre

This workshop opens with playful theatre games that are designed to enhance the senses and awareness, build confidence in self and with others, and allow for creative expression in thought, movement, and body. From there, students will be guided through a process to create and perform short scenarios on topics that are of interest to them, based on group conversation. These scenarios then become tools for wider group conversation on the topics presented.

This session is adjusted to be age-appropriate and can focus on specific requests. It can be limited to a single session or could be expanded to multiple sessions to create more in-depth pieces and incorporate more discussion.

Grade Suitability2-12
Maximum Class Size30
Time Required2 hours, 1 hour prep. Multi-session available
Material RequiredNone
Material CostNone
Language of InstructionEnglish

Cherie Ratte

Cherie is an educator, theatre artist, and creative producer of interactive and participatory theatre. She has created, produced, and performed in several pieces in the Calgary Fringe Theatre Festival (Knocked, 2016; Booked, 2017), as part of Jane’s Walk Calgary (2018, 2019), as well as many collaborative projects performed for and with community audiences.

Cherie was born and raised in Winnipeg and lived throughout western Canada before finding her true home in the Yukon. She holds a Masters degree in Adult Education (Community Development) from St. FX and is a graduate of the Theatre for Living program with David Diamond of Vancouver. Cherie has worked with all ages of youth through to older adults in theatre and community development workshops. She has a particular passion for participatory learning through hands-on activities and “stepping into another’s shoes,” seeking to drive conversation about sometimes uncomfortable and often unfamiliar topics.

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