Students will be able to fight for an objective using tactics by creating characters and performing in rehearsed improv activities, culminating in an Ambiguous Scene performance.
National Arts Core Theatre Standards:
a. Practice and revise a devised or scripted drama/theatre work using theatrical staging conventions. b. Explore physical, vocal and physiological choices to develop a performance that is believable, authentic, and relevant to a drama/theatre work.
a. Practice various acting techniques to expand skills in a rehearsal or drama/theatre performance.
a. Perform a scripted drama/theatre work for a specific audience.
a. Respond to what is seen, felt, and heard in a drama/theatre work to develop criteria for artistic choices.
a. Investigate how cultural perspectives, community ideas and personal beliefs impact a drama/theatre work.
Beginning Theatre; no prior experience necessary.
lessons developed for 85-minute class periods.
Just like life, acting is all about relationships; objectives and tactics must go through the other person in order to achieve a goal.
Enduring Understanding 1:
Characters are driven by objectives which motivate action.
Enduring Understanding 2:
Actors must be willing to follow their impulses and instincts to create compelling theatre work.
Essential Question 1:
When do we use tactics to achieve objectives in real life?