Week 8: 9/18/2017

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

This week will begin to continue to work with text in our study of  Meisner work will continue with the repetition exercise, adding repetition with text and emotional preparation. On Wednesday, we will continue our coaching sessions of our musical theatre and monologues.  The coaching schedule for our Wednesday work is posted at the top of this page on the “Wednesday Coaching Schedule” page.


Drama 3 (3rd Period)

We will continue with work on our Shakespearean monologues on Monday and Tuesday.  Line checks for these monologues will be on Thursday.  We will have a guest teacher conduct a master class on Wednesday of this week.  On Friday, we will examine examples of Acting Shakespeare.

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Week 7: 9/11/2017

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

This week will begin to continue to work with text in our study of  Meisner work will continue with the repetition exercise. On Wednesday, we will begin our coaching sessions of our musical theatre and monologues.  The coaching schedule for our Wednesday work is posted at the top of this page on the “Wednesday Coaching Schedule” page.

Drama 3 (3rd Period)

We will continue with work on our Shakespearean sonnets, culminating with the performance of these sonnets on  Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  We will have a guest teacher conduct a master class on Friday of this week.

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Week 6: 9/4/2017

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

This week will begin to introduce text in our study of  Meisner work will continue with the repetition exercise. On Wednesday, we will begin our coaching sessions of our musical theatre and monologues.  The coaching schedule for our Wednesday work is posted at the top of this page on the “Wednesday Coaching Schedule” page.

Drama 3 (3rd Period)

We will continue with work on our Shakespearean sonnets, culminating with the performance of these sonnets on Thursday and Friday of this week.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, Mr. Dogias and Mr. Adams will switch classes.  Drama 3 will focus on reviewing and selecting Shakespearean monologues with Mr. Dogias, and Drama 4 will work with Mr. Adams on physical technique in monologue performance.

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Week 5: 8/28/2017

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

This week will our monologues (scenes with partners) and demonstrating the basics of  implementing blocking and stage movement.  Meisner work will continue with the repetition exercise. On Wednesday, we will begin our coaching sessions of our musical theatre and monologues.

Drama 3 (3rd Period)

We will continue with work on our Shakespearean sonnets, concentrating on handling of text and integrating physicality.  Students will continue to present the paraphrase exercise from last week if they have not already done so. Our class work with Henry V’s prologue will also continue.

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Week 4: 8/21/2017

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

This week will continue working on our line checks for our monologues and learning the basics of notating and implementing blocking and stage movement.  Meisner work will continue with the repetition exercise. On Wednesday, we will begin our coaching sessions of our musical theatre and monologues.

Drama 3 (3rd Period)

We will continue with work on our Shakespearean sonnets.  Later this week, we will work on exercises to clarify the presentation of Shakespeare’s language and begin to learn how Shakespeare uses verse (iambic pentameter) to help the actor by providing acting clues in the text.  Our class work with Henry V’s prologue will also continue.

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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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