Theater Arts

This 3 or 4 week collaborative performance involves beginning level theatre students and intermediate level theatre students. The classes will create a 1 hour multi-media reader’s theatre performance based on the actors’ favorite children’s stories.  Beginning level and intermediate level theatre students will adapt these stories and perform for an audience. Each group of performers will collaborate to create a multimedia slide show which will serve to visually represent the story being told. The actors may collaborate on writing a grant to purchase copies of books to provide to the audience members as a reward for attending the performance. As an added incentive to invite attendees, you may wish to partner with a local charity, (for example www.firstbooksforbabies.com) to donate a portion of proceeds.

 

The Show Must Go On

Each theatre class will be divided into sub-groups to focus on the plans of action regarding: publicity, props, set design, set construction, costumes, acting, singing, orchestra, lighting, box office, and other facets to create a realized production.  This particular project will serve as a culminating project for certain senior students, thus fulfilling their community service requirement. In addition; Theatre 2, 3, 4, students will collaborate within their own class as well as with the Acting Class, Music Department, Dance Department, Vocational Agriculture Department, the Marketing Class, and Family And Consumer Science classes to produce a dinner theatre production and assist with costuming fittings and alterations.

 

From Page to Stage

This project is designed for a high school student interested in pursuing a career in theatre to work closely in a real-world local theatrical production and to prepare a play of their choice to direct as a culminating project.  The student will actively participate in a job shadow opportunity with a college or community theatre production then take what is learned and apply it to the pre-production process of an actual play and present their artistic vision to a faculty panel who will question the vision and artistic concept devised by the student director.

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