|Subject Area||M/J Theatre 2/3|
|Grade Level||7th and 8th grade|
|Week #||Week 10; Tue., Oct. 15-Fri., Oct 19; Week 11: Mon., Oct 22- Fri., Oct. 27; Week 12; Mon., Oct. 30-Fri., Nov. 1|
|Unit of Instruction||Play writing; Directing and How Technical aspects add mood|
Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes: Enduring Understanding 2; Development of skills, techniques and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process and sequence information: TH.68.S.2.2: Discuss and apply the theatrical production process to create a live performance.
Big Idea: Historical and Global Connections: Enduring Understanding 2: The arts reflect and document cultural trends and historical events, and help explain how new directions in the arts have emerged. TH.68.H.2.8: Identify and describe theatrical resources in the community, including professional and community theaters, experts, and sources of scripts and materials.
Big Idea: Organisational Structure Enduring Understanding 1 TH.68.O.1 : Understanding the organizational structure of an art form provides a foundation for appreciation of artistic works and respect for the creative process
TH.68.O.1.2 Discuss how color, line, shape, and texture are used to show emotion in technical theatre elements.
TH.68.O.1.3 Explain the impact of choices made by directors, designers, and actors on audience understanding.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will closely examine the role of Director, Playwright, Producer, and Stage Manager.
Students will chose one of the roles examined on which to complete an in-depth project.
Week 10: Tuesday/Thursday: Play writing exercise–Monologue; Play writing exercise–Scene; Share with read through.
Wednesday: Review Hierarchy of the theater; Community resources.
Friday: Improvisation and Play writing exercise. share
Week 11: Monday/Tuesday: Begin Directing Project–select casts for given script
Wednesday: Creating Mood in Theatrical works
Thursday/Friday: Work on creating mood in class; Rehearsal of directing projects.
Week 12: Monday/Tuesday: Work on directing projects (due Nov. 4/5)
Thursday/Friday: Creating Mood in the theater projects due!
Exit slip on Careers in theater.
Rehearsal grade–directing project
Reflection on Creating Mood in Theatre.
Short written scene. (Playwright)
written monologue (Playwright)