The primary focus of this class is to expose students to various styles of theatre. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of how to hone their art as individual actors, actresses, designers, and technicians through small group work. Students will also work through the different aspects of technical theatre (stage management, costuming, set, lights, and sound). This class is a prerequisite for Theatre IV.
- The learner will use non-verbal expression to illustrate how human motivations are prompted by physical and emotional needs.
- The learner will apply vocal elements of volume, pitch, rate, tone, articulation, and vocal expression appropriately to theatrical texts, such as monologues and scenes.
- The learner will use improvisation and acting skills, such as observation, concentration, and characterization, to demonstrate given situations.
- The learner will interpret scenes through formal and informal presentations.
- The learner will analyze the plot structure and the thematic, technical, and dramaturgical elements within plays.
- The learner will evaluate the works of theatre artists for strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for improvement.
- The learner will use technical knowledge and design skills to formulate designs.
- The learner will understand theatre etiquette that is appropriate for a variety of theatrical spaces, styles, and genres.
- The learner will use production conventions, such as blocking or style, as given by directors or as indicated by playwrights.
Major Units and Projects
Audition Techniques, Acting on Impulses, Technical Theatre, Influential Director Studies, Theatre History, Shakespeare, Playwriting, Play Production
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