Theatre I

THEATRE 1 CLASS PLAYS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019

Shows start at 6:30 p.m. with a short intermission between each play.

$3/Adults $2/Students

Concessions will be on sale before and after each play.

Theatre I

Course Description

During this semester-long course, we will work to hone and sharpen the actor’s basic tools – voice, body, imagination, play, along with text and performance analysis. We will explore how we can use these tools to truthfully present characters, stories, and circumstances, as we create exciting theatrical designs. In each activity and assignment, there will be opportunities to reflect and consider how our experiences as actors, ensemble members, and theatre makers inform our work both on and off stage. As a community, we will explore, we will take risks, and we will support each other. Most importantly, we will have fun!


Big Ideas Explored

  • Pantomime
  • Solo Performance
  • Ensemble Acting
  • Types of Stages
  • Stage Directions
  • Creative Drama
  • Script Analysis
  • Scene Work
  • Theatrical Design
  • Careers in Theatre
  • Performing in Front of an Audience
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback


Skills

In middle school theatre arts, students will develop the following skills:

  • Engagement, Collaboration, and Safety: Students will come prepared for class, participate productively in class activities, collaborate in cooperative groups, and follow class procedures.
  • Application of Theatrical Practices: Students will demonstrate understanding through quizzes, small-scale performances, notebook checks, personal feedback, and other in-class activities.
  • Expression as an Artist: Students will demonstrate understanding through large-scale projects. These projects are most often performances or portfolio work. These projects and performances will always be rehearsed or primarily prepared in class, and the date the grade will be given is announced well in advance.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will know the difference between criticism and constructive criticism, and will practice giving and receiving criticism in class.


I look forward to our semester weeks together! There are many amazing things to be learned in a theatre class, and I am excited that I will get to work with you and help you discover these things for yourself. I promise to come in each day prepared to teach and to have fun. I ask that you come in with an open mind, a willingness to learn, and a dedication to your work. Most importantly, I ask that we all respect ourselves, our space, and each other. If we each do our part, I know we will have a great year!