Students will demonstrate an understanding of the elements of technical theatre design by completing projects in each element, creating a group skit demonstrating technical elements, and a final written test.
Costume, set, light, sound
1994 National Standards:
CONTENT STANDARD 1: Script writing by improvising, writing, and refining scripts based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history.
CONTENT STANDARD 2: Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining characters in improvisations and informal or formal productions.
CONTENT STANDARD 3: Designing and producing by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal or formal productions.
Lesson 1: Technical Theatre Terms, Tour, and Parts Students will demonstrate an understanding of technical theatre terms and parts by participating in a theatre tour, completing a graphic organizer, and writing what they want to learn more about in technical theatre.
Lesson 2: Costume Design Students will demonstrate anunderstanding of costume design theories and practices by completing two character designs, including a paragraph justifying their color and style choices.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of set pieces and design by creating a model set for a play script of their choice.
Lesson 4: Lights and Sounds Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to use light to create a mood by completing exercises in creating a light plot and mimicking the lighting of a photograph and how to analyze scripts for sound by creating a sound cue list for Glass Menagerie.
Lesson 6: Show What You Know – Test Day Students will demonstrate understanding of technical design in theatre by performing the skits of the children’s books and taking a written technical theatre test.