Week 2: January 11 – January 15, 2020

Drama 1 – 1st period
This week we will continue finding comedic scenes for our first scene assignment. After making the selection, students will read through the scene for the class and begin rehearsals. Students will also select a monologue or song for their Thursday Project work.
DRAMA 2 – 2ND PERIOD
We will be continuing our work with actor craft exercises and begin working on actioning work with a short scene and monologue. Students will also select a monologue or song for their Thursday Project work.
DRAMA 4 – 3RD PERIOD
Our look at the Uta Hagen acting method will continue. We will continue watching the video of the Hagen instruction and incorporating exercises and principles into our monologues from last semester.
DRAMA 3 – 4TH PERIOD
As we begin our study of Shakespeare, we will select sonnets for performance work and the application of verse performance techniques. Assignments for this week will include paraphrasing the sonnet and completing a line check. We will also begin to select monologues for performances later in the semester.




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Week 15: December 7 – December 11, 2020 (Final Performance Week)

Intro to Acting – 1st, 2nd, and 4th

Assignment makeup instructions available here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ntdsub1ubzzxizv/Intro%20to%20Acting%20Fall%202020%20Makeup%20Instructions.pdf?dl=0

Monday, December 7, 2020
1st Period: Parker/Zoe, Aiden/Courtney, Jewel/Daysha
2nd Period: Mekinzie/Morgan K., Hayes/Morgan M., Morgan K./Jude, Hayes/Noah
4th Period: Claire F./Claire G., Celisse/Gabrielle, Lucas/Aiden U.,

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
1st Period: Kate/Ava, Grace/Destiny, Kate/Eric, Destiny/Ray
2nd Period: Aly/Zaria, Selah-Nina/Brooklynn, Asia/Christina, Autumn/Amenze
4th Period: Lizzie/Max, Aissata/Mel, Max/Asia, Jamar/Mel

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Makeup Performances for all classes – TBA

Thursday, December 10, 2020
1st Period: Gabby/Lauren, Quincy/Audrey, Aisha/Anton
2nd Period: Taylor/Isaiah, Mason/Noah, Rose/Juliana, Leila/Eli
4th Period: Keegan/Hylah, Isa/Gabby, Ify/Emily, Gabby/Alahnnah, Ify/Faith, Hylah/Christian

Friday, December 11, 2020
1st Period: Kaylah/Ashley, Indionna/Anton
2nd Period: Ashley Ma./Ashley Mo., Joey/Carmen, Corinne/Shannon, Joey/Kenya, Corinne/Imani
4th Period: Leila/Bella, Katie/Madison, Tara/Angel, Deborah/Gold, Taj/Kemyn, Tara/Lindsay, Taj/Aidan Y., Kayah/Zora, Charly/Katie, Zaria/Deborah

Note: All performances not performed in class will be presented virtually next Monday and Tuesday or in a makeup Zoom session.


Drama 3 – 3rd Period

Assignment makeup instructions available here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1agtfq7seyineqb/Drama%203%20Fall%202020%20Makeup%20Instructions.pdf?dl=0

Monday, December 7
Dress Rehearsal – Filming Preview
Makeup Coaching Sessions and Rehearsal
Tuesday, December 8
Film Macbeth
Flim Othello
Film Julius Caesar
Wednesday, December 9
Makeup or Rescheduled film sessions
Thursday, December 10
Film Measure for Measure
Film Romeo and Juliet
Film As You Like It
Friday, December 11
Film All’s Well That Ends Well
Film Hamlet
Film The Two Gentlemen of Verona




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Week 14: November 30 – December 4, 2020

Intro to Acting – 1st, 2nd, and 4th
Monday, November 30
Rehearse class scene, reviewing lines and blocking
Tuesday, December 1
Introduce and discuss Point of View and Preparation
Rehearse scene
Wednesday, December 2
Instructional Support Day
Makeup session via Zoom 1:00 – 2:00 via Zoom (Meeting ID: 983 8714 9340)
Thursday, December 3
Introduce and discuss Key Phrases
Write Key Phrases
Friday, December 4
Final Scene Rehearsal
Watch Scene Repetition Videos

Drama 3 – 3rd Period
Monday, November 30
Rehearse Shakespeare Scene and Memorize lines for second half of scene
Tuesday, December 1
Present Macbeth scene for coaching session
Present Othello scene for coaching session
Wednesday, December 2
Present Julius Caesar scene for coaching session at 10:00 am via Zoom
Attend Drama 5th Period 11:00 – 12:30 via Zoom
Makeup session via Zoom 1:00 – 2:00 via Zoom (Meeting ID: 983 8714 9340)
Present Othello scene at 2:00 via Zoom
Present Measure for Measure scene at 3:00 pm via Zoom
Thursday, December 3
Present As You Like It scene for coaching session
Present All’s Well That Ends Well scene for coaching session
Friday, December 4
Present Hamlet scene for coaching session
Present The Two Gentlemen of Verona scene for coaching session




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Week 13: November 16 – November 20 , 2020

Intro to Acting – 1st, 2nd, and 4th
We will be presenting the second half of our class scene with for a line check on Monday. Musical Theatre coaching sessions will be continued on Thursday. Students will also work on staging (video movement) for the complete scene.

Drama 3 – 3rd Period
We will be continuing our Shakespearean scene preparations with read throughs continuing this at the beginning of the week. Students should continue to memorize and rehearse their Shakespearean Monologues. Line checks for the first half of the scene will be presented on Friday.




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Week 12: November 9 – November 13 , 2020

Intro to Acting – 1st, 2nd, and 4th
We will be presenting the first half of our class scene with repetition. Musical Theatre coaching sessions will be continued on Thursday. Students who have presented their scenes should begin or continue working on line memorization for the second half of the scene.

Drama 3 – 3rd Period
We will be beginning our Shakespearean scene with the assignment of scenes and partners, with read throughs coming at the end of the week. Examples of professional actors using heightened text will be presented in class. Students should continue to memorize and rehearse their Shakespearean Monologues.




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Week 8: October 12 – October 16, 2020

Monday, October 12, 2020
Intro to Acting – 1st, 2nd, and 4th
Practiced reading through the class scene while connecting with scene partner
Drama 3 – 3rd Period
Presentedfirst group of sonnets for final performance




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Week 7: October 5 – October 9, 2020

Monday, October 5, 2020
Intro to Acting – 1st, 2nd, and 4th
Completed/Continued Repetition and 1-10 Scene
Read through the upcoming class scene and discussed partner assignments
Indicated partner preferences.
Drama 3 – 3rd Period
Discussed submission of upcoming Sonnet Performance Practice Round
Gave link for the submission of the video
Discussed Makeup days for previously missed performances and assignments.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Intro to Acting – 1st, 2nd, and 4th
Continued to Read through scene and discussed the proper method of reading while on script and with a partner. Discussed the application to cold reading and auditioning.
Drama 3 – 3rd Period
Rehearsed Sonnet performance and uploaded the video of the Practice Round performance.

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Intro to Acting – 1st, 2nd, and 4th
Coached Musical Theatre students on Thursday Project Musical Theatre Selections.
Drama 3 – 3rd Period
Continued selecting and editing Shakespearean Monologues for performance

Friday, October 9, 2020
Intro to Acting – 1st, 2nd, and 4th

Assigned partners for upcoming class scene
Continued make up performances for Repetition/1-10 Scenes
Drama 3 – 3rd Period
Continued make up performances of Shakespearean Insult Scene and In Other Words Exercise.


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Week 4: September 7 – September 11, 2020

Monday, September 7, 2020
Labor Day – No Classes

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Intro to Acting – 1st, 2nd, and 4th
Completed Line Checks for Memorization Exercise
Discussed Stage Areas and Blocking Terminology and Notation

Drama 3 – 3rd Period
Continued Line Checks for Shakespearean Sonnet
Finish Paraphrases

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Intro to Acting – 1st, 2nd, and 4th Periods
Discuss Musical Theatre acting assignment
Watch musical theatre demonstration and video and discuss and analyze sheet music.

Drama 3 – 3rd Period
Present and discuss Shakespearean monologue selections

Friday, September 11, 2020

Intro to Acting – 1st, 2nd, and 4th Periods
Go over blocking for monologues 1-5. Work on notation for the blocking.

Drama 3 – 3rd Period
Discuss analysis of Shakespearean text, using the Othello soliloquy from Act V, Scene ii.

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Week 3: August 31 – September 4, 2020

Intro to Acting (1st, 2nd, and 4th Periods)
Daily Class Zoom Link:
The link for daily classes may be found on CTLS in the Announcements area (lower left of screen, under Instructors). It is also available by going to Digital Sessions (left side of the screen in the vertical menu) and click on the Live Digital Session.

Monday, August 31
Watch and perform beginning of the year monologues (Adams).
Tuesday, September 1
Work on memorization of Practice Monologue
Watch and perform beginning of the year monologues (if necessary).
Wednesday, September 2
Instructional Support Day – TBA
Thursday, September 3
Assign/Discuss Musical Theatre and Monologues for Thursday Projects
Friday, September 4
Present Line Check for Practice Monologue

Drama 3 (3rd Period)
Daily Class Zoom Link:
The link for daily classes may be found on CTLS in the Announcements area (lower left of screen, under Instructors). It is also available by going to Digital Sessions (left side of the screen in the vertical menu) and click on the Live Digital Session.

Monday, August 31
Work on Sonnet Paraphrase
Tuesday, September 1
Work on Sonnet Memorization
Wednesday, September 2
Instructional Support Day – TBA
Thursday, September 3
Work on Shakespearean Monologue
Friday, September 4
Perform Line Check and Turn in Sonnet Paraphrase

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Week 2: August 24 – August 28, 2020

Intro to Acting (1st, 2nd, and 4th Periods)
Daily Class Zoom Link:
The link for daily classes may be found on CTLS in the Announcements area (lower left of screen, under Instructors). It is also available by going to Digital Sessions (left side of the screen in the vertical menu) and click on the Live Digital Session.

Monday, August 24
Orientation to Technological Resources
Watch and perform beginning of the year monologues (Dogias).
Tuesday, August 25
Orientation to Technological Resources
Watch and perform beginning of the year monologues (Dogias, Adams possible).
Wednesday, August 26
Instructional Support Day – TBA
Thursday, August 27
Orientation to Technological Resources
Watch and perform beginning of the year monologues (Adams).
Friday, August 28
Orientation to Technological Resources
Watch and perform beginning of the year monologues (Adams).

Drama 3 (3rd Period)
Daily Class Zoom Link:
The link for daily classes may be found on CTLS in the Announcements area (lower left of screen, under Instructors). It is also available by going to Digital Sessions (left side of the screen in the vertical menu) and click on the Live Digital Session.

Monday, August 24
Orientation to Technological Resources
Watch and perform beginning of the year monologues (Dogias).
Tuesday, August 25
Orientation to Technological Resources
Watch and perform beginning of the year monologues (Dogias/Adams possible).
Wednesday, August 26
Instructional Support Day – TBA
Thursday, August 27
Orientation to Technological Resources
Watch and perform beginning of the year monologues (Adams).
Friday, August 28
Orientation to Technological Resources
Watch and perform beginning of the year monologues (Adams).

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