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. c. Refine technical design choices to support the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/ theatre work.
a. Examine how character relationships assist in telling the story of a drama/theatre work. b. Shape character choices using given circumstances in a drama/theatre work.
a. Refine a range of acting skills to build a believable and sustainable drama/theatre performance.
a. Present a drama/theatre work using creative processes that shape the production for a specific audience.
a. Respond to what is seen, felt, and heard in a drama/theatre work to develop criteria for artistic choices.
Non-Verbal communication is crucial to performing and communication.
How does physical movement aid or detract from storytelling? How can I access emotion through movement? Can you communicate without any verbal language? How can I incorporate my non-verbal skill in a verbal performance?
Key Knowledge and Skills:
Students Will Know – Leading, pantomime, elements of pantomime (shape, size, weight), animal physicalization
Student Will Be Able To – Determine character physicalization, develop a pantomime story, rehearse and improve work, incorporate physical communication in traditional acting.
Authentic Performance Tasks:
Animal improvisations, space walks, magic box, ball toss, Create and perform a 3-5 min pantomime scene.