Simon Says…

Ms. Stacey Porter
Theater Arts

Simon Says…cross Stage Left, turn Profile Right and do the chicken dance! Your children enjoyed our theater games to practice our knowledge of stage directions and body positions on the stage. Stage directions are the 9 directional names of the stage. A director will ask an actor to cross (walk) Upstage Left (USL) and the actor will know they are to walk to the back of the stage and to the left. Having set directional names for the stage allows everyone to be on the same page when blocking a scene or show. Students are also learning about the body positions that are most effective on stage. A stage body position is the position of the actor’s body in relation to the audience. Full Front is the strongest position because the audience can fully see and hear the actor on stage.