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Stagecraft Show Projects

In this class, you have learned about  various aspects of producing, directing, and design. Now, as a final graded assignment for class, you are being asked to choose one of the following projects to complete as a synthesis of all you’ve learned and experienced in this course.

 

Your Design Journal should reflect your ARTISTIC PROCESS while completing your final project.

 

Project #1:  Costume Design (click for specific project requirements)

For this project, the student must design costumes for 7 principal characters in the current OHS show.  The student must provide color renderings and rationale for costume choices.  For his/her presentation to the class, the student will share how and why they chose the designs they did, and share their drawings with a brief description and rationale for each.  Students are encouraged to show fabric swatches, inspirational photos, or any other process-related elements that assisted them in their design.

 

Project #2:    Set Design  (click for specific project requirements)

For this project, the student must design 7 “locations” (sets or set pieces) for the current OHS show. For his/her presentation, the student will share colored drawings of the designed set for each scene, and a to-scale model of one of the scenes, and how each fit the purposes and staging/design needs of the show.  Students are encouraged to show inspirational photos, or any other process-related elements that assisted them in their design.

Project #3:    Props Design  (click for specific project requirements)

For this project, the student will create a properties plot for the current OHS show and design a specific prop needed for the show.  The prop that the student plans to build MUST be approved by Ms. Price first and show-worthy quality is expected (i.e. it needs to be professional enough that it could/would be put in the show).

Project #4:  Lighting Design  (TBA)

Project #5: Sound Design  (TBA)

Project #6:  Promotions  (click for specific project requirements)

For this project, the student must come up with a promotional plan the current OHS show that includes a 1.) brainstorm that is narrowed down to 2.) a choice of 3 in-school, 3 district, and 3 community promotional ideas/concepts.  For his/her presentation, the student must make one of each of those promotional pieces to share with the class (i.e. 1 in-school, 1 district, and 1 community).   (See Ms. Price for more information or ideas.) 

Project #7:  Auditioning Portfolio & Monologue  (ONLY for actors wishing to study theatre at the college level)

For this project, the student must prepare an audition portfolio (online or a physical hard copy portfolio) which includes a headshot & resume, 2 contrasting one-minute monologues, and 16 bars of music that suits the student’s vocal range and style.  Lastly, (s)he must write a narrative sketch OR include 2 letters of recommendation in the portfolio.  For his/her presentation, the student must perform ONE of the monologues chosen with strong auditioning skills, stage presence, and well-planned characterization. 

 

Project #8:  Theatre Professional Job Shadow/Interview  - PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED

For this project, the student must job shadow AND interview a THREE DIFFERENT PROFESSIONALS in theatre, for a day or an entire rehearsal.  (No High School teachers/directors/designers, unless approved through Ms. Price.)  Examples include:  director, lighting designer, set designer, costume designer, music director, stage manager, sound designer, master electrician, theatre reviewer, etc.  The student must, prior to the shadow/interview, research this role and what it takes to perform this job professionally and successfully, including pay, job opportunities, etc.  Using both the research and the shadow/interview experience, the student, for his/her presentation, will creatively share with the class their findings.  This presentation must include at least 2 professional visuals to help educate the class.  NOTE:  The student is responsible for finding, contacting, and arranging all shadows/interviews.  Interviews can also be conducted via Skype or Zoom.

Project #9:  Directing - PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED

For this project, the student must choose a scene to direct from a play or musical.  Choosing actors is the responsibility of the director, but class time can NOT be used for rehearsals.  The director should develop the rehearsal calendar to ensure effective and needed rehearsals, complete a scene-by-scene handout provided by Ms. Price, write a director’s concept for the show, analyze the scene by marking all blocking, beats, etc., and videotape (uninterrupted/unedited) the scene performance to show the class.    For his/her presentation, the director will show the recorded scene to the class, and share about his/her experience as a director.  AFTER the group performs, the director must complete a 1-page typed response paper about his/her experience as a director (challenges, process, etc.).

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