Introduction to Drama

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This is a very short introduction to drama for elementary students. A voice and facial activity to follow presentation.

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Introduction to Drama

  1. 1. DRAMA! Introduction to Performing Arts
  2. 2. WHAT IS DRAMA? Drama is a story enacted live on stage for an audience. Drama is Greek for “to do” or “action” Lights! Camera! Action!
  3. 3. WHAT IS A PERFORMANCE? An act of staging or presenting a play, concert, or other form of entertainment.
  4. 4. HARDEST PART? Public speaking can be the hardest part when putting on a performance. This is also called verbal expression.
  5. 5. SPEAK TO ME! Practicing voice levels, facial expressions, and overall talk will make anyone a great actor or actress! Think about your favorite TV show and try to remember how they acted.
  6. 6. FIRST Today, we will practice verbal expression or public speaking using our voices and face. This is the first step of the performance element of drama!

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