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ACTING CLASS 

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:

Acting is an introductory course designed to encourage individuals of ALL talent levels to "step out of their comfort zones" in order to develop individual and group performance skills through the art of theatre.

 

SYLLABUS

UNITS:

Acting class is broken into three units:  STAGE, STORY, aaand SCENE!   (See syllabus above for description of each.)

ACTING CLASS SCHEDULE:

(for Face-to-Face AND Absence Learning)

Unit 1:  STAGE

WEEK 0:   January 22-26, 2024  (Winterfest Assembly Fri)         (Snow Days Tues-Thurs / S1 Exams Fri)

WEEK 1:  Jan 29-Feb 2, 2024                                               Welcome & "Composition" / Theatre as Art

WEEK 2:  February 5-9, 2024                                              Exploration of Ideas & Artistic Intention

WEEK 3:  February 12-16, 2024 (Wed =Hrs 1-7 + Adv )            Types of Stages / Stage Directions

WEEK 4:  February 19-23, 2024 (Off M&T / Hrs 1-7 / Full Wed)   Believability / Motivated Movement / Stage Terms

WEEK 5:  Feb. 26 - March 1, 2024 (PT Conf 2/27)                   Unit Test Review /  Unit 1 Summative Test  (IBKnowing/Understanding)   

WEEK 6:  March 4-8, 2024  (musical opens this week!)             

  

Unit 2:  STORY

WEEK 7:  March 11-16, 2024  (musical week)                             The "building blocks" of a good story

                                                                                                 Unit 1 Summative (IB: Thinking Creatively

WEEK 8:  March 18-22, 2024 (Spring Break Next wk)                Read a Play / Plot

                                                                                                 Summative (Musical Review) - click HERE  (IB: Responding to Art

WEEK 9:  April 1-5, 2024 (Hrs 1-7 / Full Wed / No F)                  Character Analysis / How to Physically Portray a Character

WEEK 10:  April 8-12, 2024 (Hrs 1-7 / Testing on April 12-13)          Monologue Characterization Techniques 

WEEK 11:  April 15-19, 2024                                                Monologue Guided & Independent Rehearsals / Performance

                                                                                                 Unit 2 Summative (Monologue) Performance (IB: Developing Skills)

                                                                                                        Choose a Scene for NEXT Unit HERE

 

Unit 3:  ....AAAND SCENE!

WEEK 12:  April 22-26, 2024                                               Scene Studies:  Determining Subtext

WEEK 13:  April 29-May 3, 2024 (Hrs 1-7 / Carnival W)             Scene Studies: A character's Wants & A Scene's Beats 

WEEK 14:  May 6-10, 2024                                                  Scene Studies: A scene's Beats, Opening Beat, Build, Climax, & Blocking                                    WEEK 15:  May 13-17, 2024                                                Scene Studies:  Stage Business (and Rehearsal)

WEEK 16:  May 20-24, 2024 (Off F / Full Wed / Hrs 1-7)             Rehearsal of Final Scenes (and Scene Studies)

WEEK 17:  May 27-31, 2024 (Off M / Full Wed / Hrs 1-7)            Rehearsal of Final Scenes (and Scene Studies)

                                                                                                Unit 3 Summative Directed Scene Study (IB:  Developing Skills)

WEEK 18:  June 3-7, 2024  (M&T Hrs 1-7 / Exams W-F)              Performance of Final Scenes                                                                                   

                                                                                                Unit 3 Summative (Final) Performance  (IBKnow/Understand, Thinking Creatively)

                                                                                                Unit 1-3 Summative Course Growth Reflection (IBResponding to Growth)

                                                                                                    Final Exam (Exam Study Guide)

                               

                                                                                              

                            

 

 

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