by Caitlin Cotten
Students will demonstrate their ability to use movement to communicate an idea by participating in a Visual Theatre performance.
Middle school/junior high students; 75-minute class periods
Performing for both hearing and non-hearing (deaf) audiences
Lesson 1: Introduction to Visual Theatre
Objective: Students will be introduced to the idea of communicating an idea theatrically while being silent by participating in activities and ideas charades.
Lesson 2: Introduction of the Quest Visual Theatre Project
Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the visual theatre group project by completing a Visual Theatre proposal sheet.
Lesson 3: Basics of Creating a Visual Language
Objective: Students will begin to build a visual vocabulary by participating in an introductory Viewpoints workshop focused on duration and shape.
Lesson 4: More Introductory Viewpoints
Objective: Students will begin to build a visual vocabulary by participating in an introductory Viewpoints workshop focused on tempo, repetition and gesture.
Lesson 5: Adding more to visual language: Place
Objective: Students will review introductory Viewpoints by beginning to craft their visual theatre piece.
Lesson 6: Composition Day
Objective: Students will put their visual theatre piece together by creating the beginning, middle and end of their story.
Lesson 7: Visual Theatre Rehearsal
Objective: Students will prepare for their visual theatre project presentation by
Rehearsing their pieces.
Lesson 8: Performance Day
Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to use movement to communicate an idea by participating in a visual theatre performance.
Visual Theatre Unit of Lessons.Caitlin Cotten
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