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This Unit in Stagecraft:

WHAT'S BACK THERE?

Day 1:   Costume Design & Management

  • Ms. Price introduced Costumes / Make-up / Wig portion of the unit.  

  • (In this "unit" we will do mini-lessons each day, and go to the scene shop to work on the play/musical the rest of the class)

  • Watched a video:  The Phantom of The Opera Costume Design and completed Handout

  • Ms. Price showed images of backstage costume organization and asked students to identify how/why the costumes were organized (the way they were).  

  • Watched a video:  Costume Shop Manager

  • Discussed costumes from the perspective of "managing" them (organizing, cleaning, fixing, etc.)

  • (Worked in Scene shop after mini-lesson)

Day 2:   Costumes / Quick Change

Day 3:   Costumes / Quick Change

  • Watched & discussed video:  Lion King - Discover the Costumes (What OTHER things are considered in the design/maintenance of costumes BEYOND clothing?)

  • Reviewed:  How to Set up a Quick Change Area 

  • In-Class Assignment:  Students participated in a Quick Change activity as groups.  (Students competed against eachother in fast/efficient quick changes, following the steps in the handout above.)

  • (Worked in Scene shop after mini-lesson)

Day 4:   Make-up Design

  • Watched video:  Working in Theatre - Make-up and completed Handout

  • Students read /analyzed make-up Face charts (emphasis on reading/analyzing BASIC, OLD, YOUNG)    

  • Note:  All face charts are also in your Stagecraft folders.

  • (Worked in Scene shop after mini-lesson)

Day 5:   1/2 Class:  Stage Make-up   (1/2 Class: In Scene Shop)

  • Watched a short tutorial (Make-up for the Stage: Old Age) on how to apply make-up in order to age someone. 

  • In-class Assignment:  Students partnered up and tried on their own using their Face Chart as guide.

Day 6:   1/2 Class:  Stage Make-up     (1/2 Class: In Scene Shop)

  • Watched a short tutorial (Make-up for the Stage: Old Age) on how to apply make-up in order to age someone. 

  • In-class Assignment:  Students partnered up and tried on their own using their Face Chart as guide.

Day 7:   Wig  Design

Supplemental (Going Beyond) Information:

To learn more about COSTUMING for the Stage:  

 

Inspiring Videos:

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