Students will demonstrate their understanding of technical theatre by participating in various projects and activities in the areas of: Lighting, Sound, Props, Publicity, Costumes
technical theatre basics
1994 National Standards:
CONTENT STANDARD 3: Designing and producing by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal or formal productions.
CONTENT STANDARD 7: Analyzing, critiquing, and constructing meanings from informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions.
45 minute class period. This unit was originally written for a junior high school Drama Tech class. The school had a strong theatre program with beginning and advanced classes in technical theatre, so this unit allowed the beginning students to really play with these tech areas.
Students will demonstrate an ability to choose and execute appropriate sound effects (using their bodies, instruments, or sound effects CD), by creating, planning and performing a skit involving 15 or more sound effects.
Students will demonstrate an ability to distinguish props from costumes and set dressings, and be able to create a prop table by deciding which items out of a box are props and by creating a prop table from those items.