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STAGECRAFT CLASS (2nd Semester)

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:  January 23-27, 2023                                              Welcome / The "world of the play" / Types of Stages

WEEK 2:  Jan 30-Feb 3, 2023  (Winterfest Assembly Fri)             Fastening Tools / Measuring & Cutting Tools / Painting Tools / Stage Terms

WEEK 3:  February 6-10, 2023 (Wed = Hrs 1-7 +Adv)               Tool Tutorials / Building Flats & Platforms

WEEK 4:  February 13-17, 2023                                          Stage Terms / Review Games /  Summative Quiz                                             

   

Unit 2:  BACKSTAGE ROLES IN THEATRE  

WEEK 5:  February 20-24, 2023 (Off M&T / Hrs 1-7 / Full Wed)  What's UP There?  Lighting & Fly Lines (and Set Building)

WEEK 6:  February 27-March 3, 2023 (PT Conf 2/28)           What's UP There?  Lighting & Sound (and Set Building)

WEEK 7:  March 6-10, 2023                                                What's BACK There?  Stage Management & Props

WEEK 8:  March 13-17, 2023 (Musical Week)                          What's BACK There?  Stage Management

WEEK 9:  March 20-24, 2023  (Spring Break next wk)               What's BACK There?  Crew & Tech Directors  

WEEK 10:   April 3-7, 2023  (Hrs 1-7 / Full Wed / No F)                    What's BACK There?  Costumes     

WEEK 11: April 10-14, 2023 (Hrs 1-7 / Testing on April 12-13)     What's BACK There?  Hair / Wigs / Make-up                                              

                                      

Unit 3:  SCENIC DESIGN           

WEEK 12: April 17-21, 2023                                                  Intro to Scenic Design / Literal vs. Figurative Design / Read a Script

WEEK 13:   May 1-5, 2023 (Hrs 1-7 / Full Wed = Sr. last day)      Reading a Musical Script (Sr. Exams)

                                                                                                Musical Soundtracks (Script hard copies were provided in class)

WEEK 14May 8-12, 2023                                                     Scenic Needs of the Script / Research & Inspiration

WEEK 15:  May 15-19, 2023                                                       Design Concept & Aesthetic / Design Meetings with Instructors                           

WEEK 16:  May 22-26, 2023                                                  Napkin Sketches / Design Presentation Info / Design Meetings with Instructors     

WEEK 17:  May 29-June 2, 2023 (Off M / Full Wed / Hrs 1-7)     Musical Scenic Design PRESENTATIONS                                     

WEEK 18:  June 5-9, 2023 (M&T Hrs 1-7/Exams W-F)                   Final EXAM preparation / Course Reflection  / Exam / Goodbyes

                                                                                                Exam Study Guide

    

 

 

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