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Students will demonstrate basic understand of acting for musicals by selecting lyrics to memorize and dividing it into moments.
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.
Students will demonstrate their ability to use improvisation in scene acting by performing improvised scenes.
Students will demonstrate an ability to convey conflict in a scene through movement and facial expression.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the Viewpoints of Space by performing a word with only space and drawing a topography.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of auditioning and relaxing techniques by participating in a variety of warm-ups and discussions.
Students will be able to understand the concept of marking beats in a script by marking a script with beats.
Students will demonstrate their skill of improvisation by performing an improvised scene.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of blocking/movement by blocking a scene from The Importance of Being Earnest.
The students will demonstrate their understanding of blocking their monologues by writing out their blocking on their monologue.
Students will gain an understanding of how to communicate what happens during a rehearsal by taking blocking notation.
Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate emotion and story by physically portraying a character in a neutral mask story presentation.
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.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of character interpretation by rendering several different character bodies.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of character sensory and develop confidence in using all of their senses by participating in sensory activities.
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.
Students will demonstrate an ability to prepare and complete a callback audition by discussing the process and participating in two cold read.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of communication and response by reacting to others responses in an improv scene.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of relating to their character by performing a short scene comparing and contrasting their character and themselves.
Students will demonstrate their ability to perform confidently by performing five minute dramatic fairytale adaptations for the class.
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).
Students will demonstrate knowledge of historical costume by completing a worksheet on basic historical costume shapes.
The students will demonstrate their understanding of creating a character by filling out a worksheet on their monologue character.
Students will gain an understanding of the importance of details when communicating by practicing the process of making lists and exploring their scripts.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of character development by writing their own character history.