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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)            

  

Unit 2:  STORY

WEEK 6:  March 4-8, 2024  (musical opens this week!)              The "building blocks" of a good story / Unit 1 Summative (IB: Thinking Creatively

WEEK 7:  March 11-15, 2024  (musical week)                            Read a Play / Plot 

WEEK 8:  March 18-22, 2024 (Spring Break Next wk)               Read a Play / Character Analysis / How to Physically Portray a Character

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

WEEK 9:  April 1-5, 2024 (Full Wed Hrs 1-7)                             Monologue (Guided & Independent) Rehearsal / Performance

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

                                                                                                        Choose a Scene for NEXT Unit HERE

 

Unit 3:  ....AAAND SCENE!

WEEK 10:  April 8-12, 2024 (Testing on April 10-11)                    Scene Studies:  Determining Subtext

WEEK 11:  April 15-19, 2024                                              Scene Studies: A character's Wants & A Scene's Beats 

WEEK 12:  April 22-26, 2024                                              Scene Studies: A scene's Beats, Opening Beat, Build, Climax, & Blocking

WEEK 13:  April 29-May 3, 2024 (Hrs 1-7 / Carnival W)             Independent Rehearsal

WEEK 14:  May 6-10, 2024                                                 Scene Studies:  Blocking & Stage Business (and Rehearsal)

WEEK 15:  May 13-17, 2024                                               Rehearsal of Final Scenes (and Directed Scene Studies)

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                Final Exam (Exam Study Guide)                                                                                  

                                                                                     

                               

                                                                                              

                            

 

 

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