Voice & Body Lessons

Voice and Body Lessons focus on how to use the actor’s tools of body and voice.  These lessons can stand-alone or be combined with a theatre unit focusing on performance skills.

Voice/Diction

Voice/Diction   by Casey Greenwood   Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to use their voice effectively by performing a performance piece for a classmate, incorporating projection and diction.   Materials needed: “Hunger Games” district papers, tribute/sponsor cards, vocal quality sponsor number key, Drive-through video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-2QpiNNyKk   Preparation: On sheets of paper, write a ...

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Slam Poetry and the Voice

Students will learn what Slam Poetry is, how the voice is used to perform it, and how to write it by analyzing Slam Poetry videos and writing and performing their own Slam Poetry pieces.

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Projection and Diction

Students will demonstrate abilities in projection and diction by participating in a poem competition.

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Blocking and Physicality

Students will demonstrate their understanding of blocking and physicality by being able to add and execute movement in their performing piece (monologue, audition piece, etc.).

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Articulation for the Voice

Students will show their understanding of proper articulation by critiquing a fellow student and nominating a partner for performance.

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Advanced Pantomimes for Pairs

Students will demonstrate an ability to convey conflict in a scene through movement and facial expression.

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Acting a Song

Students will demonstrate basic understand of acting for musicals by selecting lyrics to memorize and dividing it into moments.

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