ADVANCED ACTING CLASS

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:

The purpose of Advanced Acting is to learn about the process and product of theatre through the hands-on activity of producing a show for the greater Oxford community.  All shows for Advanced Acting are produced in the OHS Black Box Theatre.

The shows produced in Advanced Acting change each year.  Some former Advanced Acting shows include 1984 (2014), The Crucible (2015), Our Town (2016),  Animal Farm (2017), Fools (2018), Lost in Yonkers (2019), The Uninvited (2020), and The Giver (2021). (Click titles for photos of each.)

SYLLABUS

ADV. ACTING CLASS SCHEDULE:

(for Face-to-Face AND Absence Learning)

Creative Task #1:  Creative Collaboration

WEEK 1:  Aug. 25-26, 2022  (Advisory + Hours 1-7)               Getting to Know You / Direction of OUR course 

WEEK 2:  Aug, 29 - Sept. 1, 2022  (Hrs 1-7 / No school Fri.)  The Creative Process / Creative Collaboration

WEEK 3:  Sept. 6-9, 2022 (Hours 1-7 / No school Mon.)          Exploring Style & Themes in Scripts

Creative Task #2: Production Planning /

Research, Inspiration & Design Concept   

WEEK 4:  Sept. 12-16, 2022  (Assembly Friday)                     The Role of Director / Script Analysis

WEEK 5:  Sept. 19-23, 2022                                              The Role of Designer  / Exploring Scenic Needs (& Set Design Concept)

WEEK 6:  Sept 26-30, 2022                                               Read a Script / First Rehearsals

 

Creative Task #4: The Rehearsal & Design Process                

WEEK 7:  October 3-7, 2022 (Wed=Adv.+ 1-7; 1st hr = short) Show Research

WEEK 8:  Oct. 12-14, 2022 (Off M&T / Full Wed. / Hrs 1-7)     Rehearsal & Design Process (week 1) 

WEEK 9:  Oct. 17-21, 2022                                             Rehearsal & Design Process (week 2) 

WEEK 10:  Oct. 24-28, 2022                                           Rehearsal & Design Process (week 3)

WEEK 11:  Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2022                                  Rehearsal & Design Process (week 4)          

 

Creative Task #5:  The Performance Process     

WEEK 12:  Nov. 7-11, 2022                                            The Performance Process (week 1)

WEEK 13:  Nov. 14-18, 2022                                          The Performance Process (week 2)

WEEK 14:  Nov. 21-22, 2022 (No School Wed-Fri. / Hrs 1-7)  The Performance Process (week 3)  

WEEK 15:  Nov. 28-Dec 2, 2022 (No School Wed. / Hrs 1-7) The Performance Process (week 4)            

WEEK 16:  December 5-9, 2022                                    The Performance Process (week 5)

Creative Task #6:  The Post-Performance Process & 

Pre-Planning for 2nd Semester's Show         

WEEK 17:  Dec 12-16, 2022  

WEEK 18:  Dec 19-22, 2022 (No School Friday / Hrs 1-7)

WEEK 19:  Jan 9-13, 2023

WEEK 20:  Jan 17-20, 2023 (No School Mon. / Wed SE / Exams Thurs & Fri)