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Helen Chebatte: The Influence of Physical Performance in Writing

Session Info:

Exploring ideas through the use of physical creative expression is a great approach to writing. Students will use improvisation performance as a way of trialing various story inspirations while building on character and text along the way.

As a professional actor, I used my training to guide my writing. By physically acting out scenes, and playing the characters I was creating, personality traits were discovered and a strong sense of story line was achieved. Physical performance frees the mind of inhibitions, allowing ideas and imagination to flow without restraint.

  • Creating character
  • Using dialogue to create scenes
  • Using scenes to create story

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