Contributed by Brittany Schmutzler on the Facebook Group Theatre Education Distance Learning (Resource Sharing and Support Network). Edited by Beat by Beat Press.
This activity could provide an amazing opportunity to build relationships, courage & cultivate creativity in the midst of a challenging situation.
Send an email similar to the one below about creating a Digital Talent Show:
Bored at home? Need to move your body? Need to practice but don’t have an audience? Need to express yourself?
Let’s make the most out of our time at home and make it fun & creative! Artists NEVER stop creating, and now is the time to show up, share your talents, & spread some joy!
Introducing…the [School or Drama Club] Digital Talent Show!
This competition is open to any student or faculty member at [School].
Challenge: film yourself doing one of your special talents (singing, acting/storytelling, dancing, gymnastics, magic, slam poetry, stand up comedy, visual art, spoken word, making/creating something, yoga poses, tiktok dances, tricks, etc). The sky is the limit-nothing (school appropriate) is off limits! Acts can be 1-3 minutes long & students can submit 1 video daily. Bonus points when you involve a family member or friend, include costumes/props or cool venues! Video submissions will be posted on [Teacher’s] YouTube channel when they are received & approved (link below). [School] community will vote on the top videos at the end of our home learning experience (stay tuned for voting link). Winner will receive a [Gift Card Prize]. So tag your friends, submit your videos to [Teacher’s Email Address] & let’s be creative! The more the merrier! May the odds be ever in your favor!
(Encourage YouTube videos to be uploaded as “unlisted” so they cannot be found by anyone who does not have the link and won’t appear in search results.)