In my latest podcast episode, I interview Samantha Marsden, who shares how drama and improve strategies can help students gain creative confidence, improve their communication skills, and engage in iterative thinking. Her new book Acting Games for Improv is out and I highly recommend it.
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About Sam Marsden
Sam’s work hopes to empower and spark people’s creativity, whether through her drama teaching, teaching resources, or fiction.
Her first novel Under Glass went viral on Wattpad. Shortly after it was optioned for film and TV by former Warner Bros. President of Film Greg Silverman at Stampede Ventures.
Her new YA novel is titled Out of Chaos. This is a #metoo story set in a Greek mythology inspired, AI-driven theme park called Olympia World.
Sam went to The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. And then went on to study for a BA/BS degree in International Development Studies and Sociology where she was awarded a first-class honours degree and the David Weeks memorial prize.
She’s taught drama full-time for eleven years in many different settings, and now teaches a little alongside her writing. She’s dyslexic.
Sam also writes for The Stage newspaper, Spotlight, and Teach Primary. She is the author of 100 Acting Exercises for 8-18 Year Olds (Bloomsbury Academic/Methuen Drama). In 2024 she will be releasing Acting Games for Improv. Drama Games for Early Years (4 – 7 Years), and Acting Exercises for Creative Writing (Morpho Press).