Have students grab their journals on the way out the door as they follow you to the auditorium.
Lead students on a tour of the stage. Have them take notes on the different stage terms. – House – Pit – Apron – Grand Drapes – Teaser – Proscenium Arch – Leg – Cyclorama – Backstage/Offstage – Onstage – Baton – Electric – Traveler – Wing
Move students back to the classroom.
Draw the different types of stages on the board and talk with students about the differences as you label them. Ask students if they have seen any plays on these different kinds of stages. Have students draw and label these in their notebooks. – Proscenium Stage – Thrust Stage – Theatre in the Round/Arena Stage
Set up two podiums. Divide the class into two different teams. Play a family feud style review game with the students (first one to buzz in gets to answer).
Move back to the auditorium and divide the class into eight different groups. The first person in each line has to do all of the items 1-10 before passing it on to the next person. As soon as everyone in your group has gone, you have to sit down. The first group that is finished, with everyone seated, wins!