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ADVANCED ACTING 

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:

The purpose of Advanced Acting is to learn about the process and product of theatre through the hands-on activity of producing a show for the greater Oxford community.  All shows for Advanced Acting are produced in the OHS Black Box Theatre.

The shows produced in Advanced Acting change each year.  Some former Advanced Acting shows include 1984 (2014), The Crucible (2015), Our Town (2016),  Animal Farm (2017), Fools (2018), Lost in Yonkers (2019), The Uninvited (2020 - never performed due to Covid shut-down), The Giver (2021 - performed on MainStage due to Covid), and The 39 Steps (2023) Click titles for photos of each.

SYLLABUS

ADV. ACTING CLASS SCHEDULE:

(for Face-to-Face AND Absence Learning)

Task 1:  Creative Collaboration

WEEK 1:  August 24-25, 2023 (Advisory + Hours 1-7)                   Getting to Know You / Creative Collaboration

WEEK 2:  August 28-31, 2023 (Hrs 1-7 / No school Fri.)                The Creative Process / Show Selection (Read the Script)

WEEK 3:  September 5-8, 2023 (Hours 1-7 / No school Mon.)       Audition Process / Exploring Style & Theme in Scripts

  

Task 2:  Pre-Production Planning / Script Analysis / Scenic Design Process 

WEEK 4:  September 11-15, 2023 (Hours 1-7 / No school Mon.)   Script Analysis / Start Scenic Design Process

WEEK 5:  September 18-22, 2023 (Assembly Friday)                  Role of the Director (Pre-Production) /  Backward Planning

WEEK 6:  September 25-29, 2023                                          Intro to this Semester's Theatre/Design Project

Task 3:  Theatre / Design Project

(Project = 1st Sem. / Show = 2nd Sem.)

WEEK 7:  October 2-6, 2023 (Wed=Adv.+1-7)                                     Research & Planning for Theatre/Design Project

WEEK 8:  October 11-13, 2023 (Off M&T / Full Wed. / Hrs 1-7)       Inspiration & Planning for Theatre/Design Project

WEEK 9:  October 16-20, 2023                                                  Design Concept & Planning for Theatre/Design Project

Week 10: October 23-27, 2023                                                 Logistics & Planning for Theatre/Design Project

WEEK 11: Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2023                                                  Final Planning for Theatre/Design Project

WEEK 12: Nov 6-10, 2023   (Fall Play Nov 9-11)                            Performance of Project

Task 4:  Pre-Production:  Second Semester Black Box Show

(ACTORS / SET & PROPS / COSTUMES & HAIR/MAKE-UP  / LIGHTING & SOUND / SM)      

WEEK 13:  Nov 13-17, 2023                                                   Script Analysis

WEEK 14:  Nov 20-21, 2023 (Hrs 1-7 / No school W-F)                  TBA

WEEK 15:  Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2023  (Hrs 1-7 / No school Thurs.)      Pre-Production Planning (Theme & Style)

WEEK 16:  Dec 4-8, 2023                                                       Pre-Production Planning (Scenic Design)

WEEK 15:  Dec 11-15, 2023                                                  Pre-Production Planning (Character Study)

WEEK 16:  Dec 18-22, 2023                                                  Pre-Production Planning (Rehearsal & Design Calendars)

WEEK 17:  Jan 8-12, 2024                                                          Pre-Production Planning (Promotions & Box Office)

WEEK 18:  Jan 16-19, 2024  (No Mon/full Wed/Exams on Th/F)      Course & Personal Growth Reflection    

                                              

         

 

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