During year two of the Community Leader Programme (September 2012 - 2013) the Progression Group started focusing more and more on the use of games in drama practice and why we play them.
In year two this included working together with young people from the Theatre’s Young Company to deliver a workshop for an open day and in year three the Progression Group worked with students from Manchester Metropolitan Uuniversity and Salford University. In addition to each member of the group choosing a game that they could lead / deliver, time was spent looking at why we play games, how we play games and what games are best suited to which occasion.
“Games enable you to switch off from the outside world and focus on the moment”
Booth Centre participant
pdf Notes from the Progression Group sessions about games (314 KB) (why we play games, how we play games and what games are suited for which purposes)