In my undergraduate acting classes,
we spent most of our time
theater games. For the most part, I hated it. The games
to help my acting at all. Further, the games seemed designed
to embarrass people, and I felt uncomfortable most of the time.
After graduation, I started teaching my own classes. And what
was at the top of my list? Theater games! But not the same
games that had made me feel so uncomfortable, and which I had felt had
no purpose. Instead, I tried to use theater games to build up my
students, to give them confidence, to turn them into stars.