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Acting for Musical Day

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

Acting to the Fourth Wall

Students will demonstrate an understanding of “The Fourth Wall” principles by performing a content-less scene where they will visualize, and/or break, the Fourth Wall.

Advanced improvised scenes

Students will demonstrate their ability to use improvisation in scene acting by performing improvised scenes.

Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints of Space

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the Viewpoints of Space by performing a word with only space and drawing a topography.

Auditioning and Relaxation

Students will demonstrate an understanding of auditioning and relaxing techniques by participating in a variety of warm-ups and discussions.

Beats

Students will be able to understand the concept of marking beats in a script by marking a script with beats.

Beginning Improvised Scenes

Students will demonstrate their skill of improvisation by performing an improvised scene.

Blocking

Students will demonstrate their understanding of blocking/movement by blocking a scene from The Importance of Being Earnest.

Blocking

The students will demonstrate their understanding of blocking their monologues by writing out their blocking on their monologue.

Blocking Notation

Students will gain an understanding of how to communicate what happens during a rehearsal by taking blocking notation.

Body Emotions Skits

Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate emotion and story by physically portraying a character in a neutral mask story presentation.

Character Development

Students will demonstrate their understanding of character development by creating a character with personality and traits for their assigned duo scene and performing and working through their scenes.

Character interpretation

Students will demonstrate an understanding of character interpretation by rendering several different character bodies.

Character Sensory

Students will demonstrate an understanding of character sensory and develop confidence in using all of their senses by participating in sensory activities.

Characterization through Costumes and Props

Students will demonstrate their understanding on how costumes and props can affect/form character by drawing a costume design for their scene character and writing a list of props their character might use.

Cold-reads, Headshots, Resumes & Portfolios

Students will demonstrate an ability to prepare and complete a callback audition by discussing the process and participating in two cold read.

Communication and Response

Students will demonstrate an understanding of communication and response by reacting to others responses in an improv scene.

Comparing Character and Actor

Students will demonstrate an understanding of relating to their character by performing a short scene comparing and contrasting their character and themselves.

Confidence in Performing

Students will demonstrate their ability to perform confidently by performing five minute dramatic fairytale adaptations for the class.

Costume Design

The students will display their abilities to recognize the way in which a script’s time period, climate, and a character’s personality or level of wealth influence the clothing worn, by making a costume design, whether a drawing or model, along with an explanation thereof for one character in The Odd Couple (female version).

Costume History

Students will demonstrate knowledge of historical costume by completing a worksheet on basic historical costume shapes.

Creating a Character

The students will demonstrate their understanding of creating a character by filling out a worksheet on their monologue character.

Details

Students will gain an understanding of the importance of details when communicating by practicing the process of making lists and exploring their scripts.

Developing a Unique Character

Students will demonstrate an understanding of character development by writing their own character history.

Discovering Character Background

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the methods of character analysis by actively participating in the discussions and activities throughout the lesson.

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