Unit Objective: Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to audition for Timberline Middle School’s higher level drama classes by performing in a mock audition.
2014 National Core Arts 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. Discover how unique choices shape believable and sustainable 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. Analyze and compare artistic choices developed from personal experiences in multiple drama/theatre works.
1994 National Standards:
#2. Acting by developing basic acting skills to portray characters who interact in improvised and scripted scenes
#5. Researching by using cultural and historical information to support improvised and scripted scenes #7. Analyzing, evaluating, and constructing meanings from improvised and scripted scenes and from theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions
#2. Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining characters in improvisations and informal or formal productions
#5. Researching by evaluating and synthesizing cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
#7. Analyzing, critiquing, and constructing meanings from informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions
Respect and collaboration
Empathy for self and others
Theatre artists can reflect on experiences through performance
How does the world around us influence theatre?
How does empathy play a part of performance?
Big Idea: Hard work, preparation, and taking things step-by-step are the tools needed to succeed in auditioning, and in life.
Key Knowledge and Skills:
Students will learn the basic vocabulary and structure associated with a theatre audition
Students will be able to present themselves and perform in a manner that is both professional and personal
Authentic Performance Tasks:
Choosing a Good Monologue Worksheet
Character Analysis Worksheet
Marking up a script for tactics and objectives
Two hand-written reflective papers
Peer Evaluations (self-reflection)
Group Oral Reflection and Checking for Understanding Throughout
Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the process of selecting and cutting (if necessary) a monologue. Students will also read-through and time their scene to make sure it is under the 1 minute time limit.
Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to apply basic acting technique to their monologues by performing in front of a peer, and then writing a paragraph about their experience.
Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to create a professional quality resume by turning in a resume for the mock audition. Students will also be able to establish the moment before in their monologue by performing and checking it off with a partner.
Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to walk into a room, introduce themselves, slate, properly use the fourth wall, and end their monologue by checking these items off with the class.