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 Absence LEARNING)

Unit 1:  THE STAGE & BUILD BASICS

WEEK 1:  Aug. 25-26, 2022  (Advisory + Hours 1-7)                    Welcome / The "world of the play" / Types of Stages

WEEK 2:  Aug, 29 - Sept. 1, 2022  (Hrs 1-7 / No school Fri.)        Fastening Tools / Measuring & Cutting Tools / Painting Tools / Stage Terms

WEEK 3:  Sept. 6-9, 2022 (Hours 1-7 / No school Mon.)                Tool Tutorials / Building Flats & Platforms

WEEK 4:  Sept. 12-16, 2022  (Assembly Friday)                         Stage Terms / Review Games /  Summative Quiz                                             

   

Unit 2:  BACKSTAGE ROLES IN THEATRE  

WEEK 5:  Sept. 19-23, 2022                                                 What's UP There?  Lighting & Fly Lines 

WEEK 6:  Sept 26-30, 2022                                                  What's UP There?  Lighting & Sound 

WEEK 7:  October 3-7, 2022 (Wed=Adv.+ 1-7; 1st hr = short)       What's BACK There?  Stage Management & Props (and Set Building)

WEEK 8:  Oct. 12-14, 2022  (Off M&T / Full Wed. / Hrs 1-7)          What's BACK There?  Stage Management (and Set Building)

WEEK 9:   Oct. 17-21, 2022                                                  What's BACK There?  Crew &  Tech Directors (and Set Building)

WEEK 10: Oct. 24-28, 2022                                                 What's BACK There?  Costumes (and Set Building)

WEEK 11: Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2022                                         SET BUILDING for Fall Play  (no classroom work); skipped Hair/Make-up   

WEEK 12:   Nov. 7-11, 2022                                                 SET BUILDING for Fall Play  (no classroom work); skipped Front of House                                        

Unit 3:  SCENIC DESIGN (& SET CONSTRUCTION)          

WEEK 13: Nov. 14-18, 2022                                               Intro to Scenic Design / Literal vs. Figurative Design / Reading a Musical Script

                                                                                              Musical Soundtracks (Script hard copies were provided in class)

WEEK 14:  Nov. 21-22, 2022                                              Reading a Musical Script / Needs of the Script                        

WEEK 15:   Nov. 28 - Dec 2, 2022 (No School Wed. / Hrs 1-7)   Research / Inspiration 

WEEK 16:  Dec. 5-9, 2022                                                   Design Concept 

WEEK 17:   Dec 12-16, 2022                                               Napkin Sketches 

WEEK 18:  Dec 19-22, 2022 (No School Friday / Hrs 1-7)           Final Musical Design Project Presentation Preparation / Design Meetings with Instructor

WEEK 19:  Jan 9-13, 2023                                                   Final Project PRESENTATIONS

WEEK 20:   Jan 17-20, 2023*                                               Course Reflection  / Goodbyes

*(No School Mon. / Wed SE / Exams Thurs & Fri)