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 1:   August 25-27, 2021            Welcome & "Composition"

WEEK 2:   Aug. 30 - Sept 2, 2021        Art on Stage

WEEK 3:   September 7-10, 2021       Exploration of Ideas & Artistic Intention / Types of Stages

WEEK 4:   September 13-17, 2021     Performance / Types of Stages

WEEK 5:   September 20-24, 2021     Believability / Stage Directions / Motivated Movement

WEEK 6:   Sept. 27 - Oct. 1, 2021        Stage Terms / Unit Test Review /  Unit 1 Summative Test  (IB:  Knowing/Understanding)    

Unit 2:  STORY

WEEK 7:    October 6-8, 2021              Intro to Story Unit  / The "building blocks" of a good story

WEEK 8:    October 11-15, 2021          Story Performance / Unit 1 Summative Performances (IB: Thinking Creatively) 

WEEK 9:    October 18-22, 2021          Reading a Play / Plot

WEEK 10:  October 25-29, 2021          Analyze character / How to Physically Portray a Character

WEEK 11:  November 1-5, 2021          Monologues (Rehearsal)

WEEK 12:   November 8-12, 2021       Unit 2 Summative (Monologue) Performance (IB: Developing Skills)

Unit 3:  ....AAAND SCENE!

WEEKS 13-14:  Nov. 15-19 & Nov 22-23 Wants, Obstacles, Tactics 

Unit 2 Summative (Play Review) - click HERE  (IB: Responding)

WEEK 15:    Nov. 29 - Dec. 3, 2021       Blocking with Wants / Rehearsal

WEEK 16:    December 6-10, 2021       Beats & Blocking / Rehearsal

WEEK 17:    December 13-17, 2021     Blocking Scenes / Rehearsal

WEEK 18:    January 3-7, 2022              Rehearsal of Final Scenes

WEEK 19:    January 10-14, 2022          Rehearsal of Final Scenes

WEEK 20:    January 18-19, 2022         Unit 3 Summative (Final Project) Performance  (IB:  Knowing/Understanding, Developing Skills)

Course Growth Reflection  (IB: Responding)