STAGECRAFT CLASS

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:

"Stagecraft" is a hands-on course in which students learn about, and participate in, scenic design/construction and various other backstage roles in theatre.

COURSE VALUES:  Collaboration, Creativity, Problem-Solving, Trust

SYLLABUS

STAGECRAFT CLASS SCHEDULE:

(for Face-to-Face AND Remote LEARNING)

Unit 1:  THE STAGE & BUILD BASICS

WEEK 1:  January 25-29, 2021         Welcome / The "world of the play" / Fastening Tools

WEEK 2:  February 1-5, 2021           Types of Stages / Measuring & Cutting Tools / Painting Tools

WEEK 3:  February 8-12, 2021         The Performance Space / Building Flats & Platforms

WEEK 4:  February 15-19, 2021       Review Games (Mid-Winter Break + Snow Days)

WEEK 5:  February 22-26, 2021       Finish Building Flats & Platforms /  Summative Quiz

   

Unit 2:  BACKSTAGE ROLES IN THEATRE  

WEEK 6:  March 1-5, 2021              What's UP There?  Lighting & Fly Line Basics

WEEK 7:  March 8-12, 2021            What's UP There?  Lighting & Sound

WEEK 8:  March 15-19, 2021 (V)    What's BACK There?  Stage Management & Running Crew 

WEEK 9: March 22-26, 2021           What's BACK There?  SM & Props 

WEEK 10:  April 5-9, 2021  (H)        What's BACK There?  Props & Costumes 

WEEK 11:  April 12-16, 2021           What's BACK There?  Costumes, Make-up

WEEK 12:  April 19-23, 2021           What's BACK There?  Costumes, Make-up, Wigs / Intro to the Design Process 

Unit 3:  SCENIC DESIGN (& SET CONSTRUCTION)          

WEEK 13:  April 26-30, 2021          Literal vs. Figurative Design / Reading a Script / Needs of the Script 

Musical Soundtracks (Scripts are provided in week 13, 14, & 15)

WEEK 14:  May 3-7, 2021               Research / Inspiration 

WEEK 15:  May 10-14, 2021           Design Concept 

WEEK 16:  May 17-21, 2021           Napkin Sketches / Design Meetings with Instructors

WEEK 17:  May 24-28, 2021           Final Musical Design Project PRESENTATIONS

WEEK 18:  May 31-June 4, 2021    Course Reflection & Teacher Evaluation / Goodbyes