Week 3: 8/14/2017

Intro to Acting (1st, 2nd, and 4th Periods)

This week will present our line checks for our monologues.  After all line checks are completed, we will continue our study of blocking and stage movement.  Meisner work will continue with the repetition exercise. Later this week, the class will participate in callback auditions for our first production, Arabian Nights.

Drama 3 (3rd Period)

We will continue with work on our Shakespearean sonnets.  Later this week, the class will participate in callback auditions for our first production, Arabian Nights.

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Week 2: 8/7/17

Intro to Acting (1st, 2nd, and 4th Periods)

Students will focus on learning line memorization technique, notating blocking, and continuation of Meisner’s repetition exercise.

Memorization Assignment may be downloaded here

Drama 3 (3rd Period)

Students will begin study of Shakespearean acting technique and continue with work on sonnets.  Students will begin working with paraphrasing exercises and line check of the sonnet.

Download sonnets here

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Week 1: 7/31/17

Intro to Acting (1st, 2nd, and 4th Periods)

Students will learn the general expectations of the class and become acquainted with other members of the acting class.  Later in the week, students will take a written pretest and present a pretest monologue at the beginning of next week.

Memorization Assignment may be downloaded here

August Wilson Monologues

Drama 3 (3rd Period)

Students will begin study of Shakespearean acting technique and begin with work on sonnets.  Sonnets will be assigned based student preference.  Students will also take a pretest and present a pretest monologue.

Download sonnets here

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Week 17: 5/8/17

Drama Award Voting: 

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Drama 1 (1st Period)

We will begin presenting final performances of our scenes on Monday.  Beginning Wednesday, we will begin final rehearsal sessions for our Monologue and Musical Theatre audition pieces.

Drama 2 (2nd and 4th Periods)

We will begin presenting final performances of our scenes on Monday. Beginning Wednesday, we will begin final rehearsal sessions for our Monologue and Musical Theatre audition pieces.

Drama 4 (3rd Period)

This week we will continue rehearsing for Drama 4 Projects, which will have their final presentations next Tuesday, May 17.  Students should also schedule their Wednesday Project Final Performances.  

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Week 16: 5/1/17

Drama 1 (1st Period)

We will continue presenting practice rounds for our comedic scenes in preparation for the final presentations later in the week or early next week.  Wednesday will bring resuming for coaching our monologue and musical theatre audition pieces for presentation on May 17.

Drama 2 (2nd and 4th Periods)

We will continue presenting practice rounds for our physical acting scenes in preparation for the final presentations later in the week or early next week. Wednesday will bring resuming for coaching our monologue and musical theatre audition pieces for presentation on May 17.

Drama 4 (3rd Period)

We will continue presenting practice rounds for student-directed D4 Projects, with Matthew-Monday, Evita-Tuesday, Ella-Wednesday, and Weston on Thursday.  Our continued study of Stanislavki’s System will also be interspersed through the week’s lessons.  Wednesday projects need to be presented in their final form by Wednesday, May 17.

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Week 15: 4/24/17

Drama 1 (1st Period)

This week we will continue presenting our practice rounds for our comedic scenes, learning how to apply comedic principles to staging and line delivery in these scenes.  Wednesday of this week we will continue to work on our monologue and musical theatre audition selections.

Drama 2 (2nd and 4th Period)

Practice rounds and coaching sessions continue for our scenes in which we are exploring physical character and physical acting choices.  Wednesday we will either continue working on our study of improvisation (4th Period) and our work on or monologue and musical theatre selections.

Drama 4 (3rd Period)

First performances begin this week for our Drama 4 Projects (Davis, King, and Jordan).  Students will offer commentary on the performances.  Teacher comments will also be offered in order to enhance the student work. Wednesday of this week we will continue to work on our monologue, scene, or musical theatre selections.

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Week 14: 4/17/17

Drama 1 (1st Period)

This week we will continue practice rounds for our comedy scenes.  Elements of comedy, as discussed in class, should then begin to be added to the staging and line delivery,  On Wednesday, we will resume our work monologues and musical theatre audition selections after taking a week away from that during Week 13.

Drama 2 (2nd and 4th Periods)

This week we will continue working on our scenes, focusing on the physical choices we make with physical character and specific moments.  Practice rounds and coaching sessions for these scene will continue from last week.  On Wednesday, we will resume our work monologues and musical theatre audition selections after taking a week away from that during Week 13.

Drama 4 (3rd Period)

Rehearsals continue for our student-directed Drama 4 Projects.  Student directors will begin with working and running rehearsals.  We will also resume our continued study of Stanislavski’s acting system, focusing on Elements of an Action.  On Wednesday, we will resume our work monologues and musical theatre audition selections after taking a week away from that during Week 13.

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