Focus and Concentration (First Unit of Beginning Theatre)
by Justine Trotter
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the elements of focus and their ability to focus on stage by performing an improvised scene.
basic intro to theatre, focus, concentration, getting to know each other, listening, feeling
1994 National Standards:
CONTENT STANDARD 2: Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining characters in improvisations and informal or formal productions.
CONTENT STANDARD 7: Analyzing, critiquing, and constructing meanings from informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions.
Students are introduced to drama class and basic theater elements. They learn elements of and practice focus.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Theatre Course Students will become familiar with one another and classroom procedures/expectations by participating in getting-to-know-you activities and discussing the disclosure document.