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:   February 7-10, 2022          Welcome & "Composition"

WEEK 2:   February 14-18, 2022        Art on Stage

WEEK 3:   February 23-25, 2022        Exploration of Ideas & Artistic Intention / Types of Stages

WEEK 4:   Feb 28-March 4, 2022        Performance / Types of Stages

WEEK 5:   March 7-11, 2022               Believability / Stage Directions / Motivated Movement

WEEK 6:   March 14-18, 2022             Stage Terms / Unit Test Review /  Unit 1 Summative (Test)  (IB:  Knowing/Understanding)    

Unit 2:  STORY

WEEK 7:    March 21-25, 2022              Intro to Story Unit  / The "building blocks" of a good story

WEEK 8:    April 4-8 & 11-12, 2022      Story Performance / Unit 1 Summative Performances (IB: Thinking Creatively) 

WEEK 9:    April 18-22, 2022                Reading a Play / Plot

WEEK 10:  April 25-29, 2022               , Analyze character / How to Physically Portray a Character

WEEK 11:  May 2-6, 2022                      Monologues (Rehearsal) & Performance

                                                                  Unit 2 Summative (Monologue) Performance (IB: Developing Skills)

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

Unit 3:  ....AAAND SCENE!

WEEKS 12:  May 9-13, 2022                 Wants, Obstacles, Tactics 

WEEK 13:    May 16-20, 2022               Blocking with Wants / Rehearsal

WEEK 14:    May 23-27, 2022               Beats & Blocking / Rehearsal

WEEK 15:    May 31-June 3, 2022         Blocking Scenes / Final Rehearsal

WEEK 16:    June 6-7, 2022                    Unit 3 Summative (Final Project) Performance  (IB:  Knowing/Understanding, Developing Skills)

Course Growth Reflection  (IB: Responding)