by Heather Burgess
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the elements and positions important to creating theatre by taking a quiz and by participating in various learning activities.
Playwright, producer, director, designers, actors, dramaturg
CONTENT STANDARD 3: Designing and producing by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal or formal productions.
CONTENT STANDARD 4: Directing by interpreting dramatic texts and organizing and conducting rehearsals for informal or formal productions.
CONTENT STANDARD 5: Researching by evaluating and synthesizing cultural and historical information to support artistic choices.
Lesson 1: What is theatre?
Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of theatrical elements by creating a list of theatre “terms” as a group, which will be studied throughout the unit.
Lesson 2: The Playwright, Producer and Director
Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of what a Playwright, Producer, and Director are (and their jobs) by helping to create terms/definitions that they will be tested on.
Lesson 3: The Designer
Students will demonstrate an understanding of what goes into being a designer by participating in a set design project and by helping create terms/definitions to be tested on.
Lesson 4: The Dramaturg
Students will demonstrate an understanding of who a Dramaturg is by participating and presenting research done for a film clip.
Lesson 5: The Actors
Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of acting by participating in improv games and helping create a definition for their quiz.
Lesson 6: So, You Want a Job in Theatre?
Students will demonstrate a knowledge, understanding, and appreciation for all the roles/jobs in theatre by creating and performing an infomercial, and writing a short response.
Lesson 7: That’s a Wrap!
Students will demonstrate their understanding of theatre “jobs” by presenting their project, turning in their written work, and taking a quiz on all the terms/definitions they have created.
What Makes Theatre Unit of Lessons.Heather Burgess
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