THEATRE PRODUCTION

Course Description

Theatre Production I - IV offers students the opportunity to study and apply theatrical concepts and techniques to actual productions. Attendance or participation at after school, evening and weekend events is required.


Learning Objectives

  1. To apply and test knowledge through work on a variety of theatre productions

  2. To demonstrate an understanding of all aspects of theatrical production including acting, directing, design, technical, publicity, management, and producing

  3. To describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate dramatic literature and theatrical productions

  4. To apply performance practices and use critical language as it applies to the work of others

  5. To develop a more complex understanding of the co-curricular relationships that exist within the broader liberal arts disciplines

  6. To attend auditions or apply to university or conservatory training programs, ultimately seeking employment in education or in the professional world of theatre or a related industry


Expectations

  • Be on time. Tardiness will not be tolerated.

  • Work hard. Come to all class periods with all necessary materials.

  • Love each other. Life is too short to be ugly to one another -- lift each other up.


Materials

  • Blue or black pen

  • Pencil

  • Highlighter

  • 1 subject spiral notebook (three hole punched preferred)

  • 1” binder for notes and class handouts


Grading

Major grades are projects, assessments, and/or other in-class presentations that account for 60% of the nine weeks grade. Daily grades are participation grades or homework assignments that account for 40% of the nine weeks grade. Per district policy, there will be a minimum of two (2) daily grades recorded per week and one (1) major grade recorded every other week, with a minimum of four (4) major grades being recorded during a nine week period.


Attendance

Students are expected to attend two (2) Ovation Theatre performances per semester as a fulfillment of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for high school theatre. Attendance will be part of the course grades.