Have you noticed how the very children who, at 5 or 8 or so, were spontaneous and articulate and imaginative suddenly become, on the threshold of adolescence, sullen or silent, bored or supercilious? No group is so hard to reach. Yet at no time are youngsters more in need of what drama has to offer. How can you break through the emotional armor, overcome the put-down syndrome, and help these vulnerable youngsters take the risks that drama involves? People who work with this age group need all the help they can get. Breaking Through is the handbook to give you just that help. It provides theater games well suited to channel the energies and capture the imagination of 10s to 15s. It sets up structures for satisfying dramatic exploration. Many are open-ended, with enough alternatives to help leaders deal with almost any turn this group's capricious fancy may take. 5 1/2x8 1/2—56 pages.