The primary focus of this class is to expose students to various playwrights and 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 apply vocal elements of volume, pitch, rate, tone, articulation, and vocal expression to develop characters.
- The learner will create original works, such as monologues, scenes, or performance pieces.
- The learner will use improvisation and acting skills, such as observation, concentration, and characterization, to create extended scenes.
- The learner will analyze full-length plays in terms of plot structure, pacing, given circumstances, and character development.
- The learner will distinguish the evolution of written texts to theatrical performances.
- The learner will analyze design concepts for aesthetic impact of technical elements.
- The learner will understand the role of theatre arts in United States history as a means of interpreting past eras within an historical context.
- The learner will analyze the interrelationships of theatre roles.
Major Units and Projects
Acting for Film, Musical Madness, Influential Playwright Studies, Technical Theatre, Play Production, Leadership and Directing Opportunities
Optional T-Shirt Purchase
All theatre students and parents are encouraged to purchase a black customizable LKN Performing Arts T-Shirt!
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