Creating Characters


We had so much fun in our PEACE class in maximum security today! Michelle Dahlenburg is teaching summer school at Texas State this month, so Olivia Jiminez (our lovely assistant facilitator) and I were on our own to come up with a new lesson plan. We decided to focus on movement as a way to create new characters. It started simply enough – I have a pair of women move across the room in different ways while everyone else watched. “Move across the room like you’re a balloon filled with air.” “- like you’re underwater…” “- lead with your head, then your chest, then your hips.” “Move like there’s a giant rubber band trying to pull you back towards the wall.” We started taking suggestions from the class and it got a little wild. “Move like the floor is covered in marbles!” I was participating at this point, and one … Continue reading