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Zaffi Green

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Victoria
Regions Available: Vancouver Island Lower
Languages: English
Themes: Mental Health, LGBTQ2SIA+, Disability, Anti-Bullying
Grant Eligibility: Eligible to apply for AIC

Zaffi is a writer, artist and teacher who works and plays in multiple art forms. She designs arts-based and academic programs, hosted in various settings such as schools, community centres and festivals. While it's customary for students to work towards a final product or performance, she places higher value on creative processes and self-discovery. Most programs are introductory to a particular art or genre, so the goal is to engage students in new learning experiences and inspire teacher creativity. She believes that drama games, purposeful play, and humour have a place in the classroom and could be used on a daily basis.

Classroom Residency(ies)

Contact Me: (604) 349-9377, Email

Introduction to Improv and Comedy

School Year: 23-24

Explore the foundational skills and concepts of improvisational theatre through games, exercises, creative challenges, demonstrations, discussion, writing and research. Form-structures include sketch comedy (group), character monologues/dialogues (individual/partners) and stand-up (individual). It's all about using your voice, face, body and your noggin' to bring out the funny in any situation, and, ultimately, making everyone look good. In the process, students learn how to tune-in to themselves and each other, developing life skills such as self-awareness, concentration, listening, spontaneity, risk-taking, creative thinking, critical analysis, and collaboration. Subjects: English Language Arts, Dramatic Arts. Social Studies. Primary, Intermediate and Senior.

Introduction to Paper Arts

School Year: 23-24

Through a series of hands-on workshops, students explore the special properties and creative possibilities of paper using core skills in visual arts, mathematics and science. Possible projects include toys and games and other playthings; upscaled functional objects through decoupage; collage portraits and landscapes; math-based drawings and colour designs; storage boxes; jewelry and wearable arts; inventions; and paper-making. Subjects: Visual Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies. Primary, Intermediate and Senior.

Introduction to Storytelling Theatre

School Year: 23-24

Students work collaboratively in small groups to re-interpret and translate a fable or fairy tale into another genre, e.g. comedy, musical, sci-fi, etc. This is an in-depth and dynamic exploration of story elements, structure, themes and issues, characterization, composition, and performance. Students are immersed in creative processes, using story maps to plan and examine, simple props for role play, verbal and visual cues to block scenes, rehearse, revise, present, reflect, and assess themselves and their peers. The focus is on creativity, imagination, critical thought, and collaborative spirit. Subjects: English Language Arts, Arts (Drama, Dance, Music, Visual), Applied Design (Media), and Social Studies. Primary, Intermediate and Senior.

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