Theatre I

Week 1 (Aug 26 – Aug 30)
Monday

  • Warmup  – pick up syllabus
  • Be familiar with syllabus, especially understanding grading policy
  • Homework – Return signed syllabus by Tuesday
  • Homework – Have all school supplies by Friday

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Create a document titled “Vocab Theatre I 1st Six Weeks.” Look up the word “Warmup” online, then type the word and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • learn warmup expectations – discuss the written warm-up, then play Loopy Liz to practice physical/vocal warm-ups
  • learn classroom procedures
  • learn about Gotchas
  • Assessment – collect signed Syllabi (completion)
  • Homework – Have all school supplies by Friday

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the phrase “audience etiquette,” then type the word and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • create skits for Classroom Best Practices
  • understand and practice audience etiquette when we present skits
  • understand and practice constructive feedback
  • Assessment – Skit (0-3), Audience Etiquette (0-3), Constructive Feedback (0-3)
  • Homework – Have all school supplies by Friday

Thursday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the phrase “constructive feedback,” then type the word and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • create skits for Classroom Best Practices
  • understand and practice audience etiquette when we present skits
  • understand and practice constructive feedback
  • Assessment – Skit (0-3), Audience Etiquette (0-3), Constructive Feedback (0-3)
  • Homework – Have all school supplies by Friday

Friday

Week 2 (Sep 2 – Sep 6)
Monday – No School!
Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Warmup – Create a document titled “Free-Write Theatre I 1st Six Weeks.” Type the date and then answer the question “What is acting?” Keep typing until Mrs. C tells you to stop. Make sure to save!
  • Play Pledge of Allegiance and discuss how this is different than/the same as what you wrote for your warmup

Friday

  • Warmup – play Ball
  • Back up to precursors to acting  – complete relaxation exercises 1-1 in Cohen and discuss
  • show example of well-acted scene that involved trust and discuss trust

Week 3 (Sep 9 – 13)
Monday

  • Warmup – play Name the Gift
  • Complete exuberance exercise 1-3 Cohen and discuss and discuss fear of criticism in completing these exercises
  • discuss criticism
  • Homework – bring in an example of a favorite movie role that you think required lots of discipline and why (if you get stuck, bring in a favorite role model who you think exemplifies discipline and do the same)

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “discipline,” then type the word and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • discuss discipline
  • Assessment – role that required discipline (completion)
  • Homework – bring in a favorite childhood toy to play with

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the phrase “suspension of disbelief,” then type the phrase and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • play with toys separately and then as a performance – how were these two activities different? discuss the connection between a playful attitude and freedom
  • rewatch the trust example and discuss how preparation played a part in this and trust – that is what this class is the beginning of for theatre AND for life
  • review how the precursors for theatre are also useful in life
  • Assessment – bring in toy (completion)

Thursday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the phrase “given circumstances,” then type the phrase and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • play Look What I Found – penny version

Friday

  • Warmup – play Ball
  • play Look What I Found – dollar version

Week 4 (Sep 16 – 20)
Monday

  • Warmup – Give a Gift pantomime
  • play Look What I Found – wallet version

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “action,” then type the word and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • Play Gone Fishing round 1

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the phrase “throughline,” then type the phrase and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • Play Gone Fishing round 2

Thursday

  • Warmup – Play Name the Gift
  • play Look What I Found – mystery later rounds

Friday

  • Warmup – Play Give a Gift pantomime
  • assign rehearsed Look What I Found Vignettes

Week 5 (Sep 23 – 27) END OF 1ST SIX WEEKS
Monday

  • Warmup – pass sound and movement
  • perform rehearsed Look What I Found vignettes and discuss
  • assessment – Look What I Found performances (0-3)

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “objective,” then type the word and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • play Time Bomb – all rounds

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the phrase “in the moment,” then type the phrase and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • complete The Other exercises 4-1 and 4-5 Cohen

Thursday

  • Warmup – play I Went to the Store and I Bought (ABC memorization game)
  • memorize Contentless Scene 1 exercise 5-1 Cohen
  • view scenes with the seven situations and discuss each one

Friday

  • Warmup – Open your free-write document, enter the date and type about how to get the other person on stage to do what you want. Make sure to save!
  • view scenes with the seven situations and discuss each one

Week 6 (Sep 30 – Oct 4)
Monday

  • Warmup – pass the sound and movement
  • view scenes with the seven situations and discuss each one

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “conflict,” then type the word and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • add intensifiers to contentless scenes

Wednesday

  • Warmup – pass multiple balls of paper, calling names
  • add physicalizers to contentless scenes

Thursday

  • seeing The Lion King – sub lesson plan – Mad Libs scenes

Friday

  • Warmup – play What are You Doing?
  • complete Playing Bored exercise 7-1 Cohen and discuss what the character expects vs. what the actor knows will happen

Week 7 (Oct 7 -11)
Monday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the phrase “Freytag’s Plot Structure,” then type the phrase and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • read Barefoot in the Park

Tuesday

  • Warmup – play What are You Doing?
  • read Barefoot in the Park

Wednesday

  • Warmup – play Zip, Zap, Zop
  • read Barefoot in the Park

Thursday

  • Warmup – play What are you Doing?
  • read Barefoot in the Park

Friday

  • Warmup – play Zip, Zap, Zop
  • read Barefoot in the Park

Week 8 (Oct 14 – 18)
Monday

  • No school!

Tuesday

  • Warmup – play Ball
  • read Barefoot in the Park

Wednesday

  • Warmup – pass the sound and movement
  • read Barefoot in the Park

Thursday

  • Warmup – play Give a Gift pantomime
  • read Barefoot in the Park
  • complete plot structure and discuss
  • Assessment – plot structure rough draft (completion)

Friday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “theme,” then type the word and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • discuss theme, playwright’s vision and director’s vision

Week 9 (Oct 21 – 25)
Monday

  • Warmup – Open your free-write document, type the date and then type about what scares you most still about acting until Mrs. C says to stop typing. Make sure to save!
  • Pick a 2-3 page scene in the play and a character you would like to play, Mrs. C will assign final scenes
  • introduce the GOTE sheet and work on during class
  • score your scene following the instructions at the bottom of the GOTE sheet and using a verb chart
  • Assessment – GOTE sheet (0-3) and scored scene (0-3)

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “beat,” then type the word and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • work on your GOTE sheet
  • score your scene following the instructions at the bottom of the GOTE sheet and using a verb chart
  • Assessment – GOTE sheet (0-3) and scored scene (0-3)

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “tactic,” then type the word and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • peer revise GOTE sheets and scoring and turn in
  • Go over blocking and stage directions
  • Assessment – GOTE sheet (0-3) and scored scene (0-3)

Thursday

  • Warmup – Play Death by Stage Directions game
  • get with your scene partner and block your scenes
  • Assessment – blocking (0-3)

Friday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the word “blocking,” then type the word and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • finish blocking scenes and rehearse
  • Assessment – blocking (0-3)

Week 10 (Oct 28 – Nov 1) END OF 2ND SIX WEEKS
Monday

  • Warmup – Lion/Mouse and Shake downs
  • rehearse blocked scenes

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Open your free-write document, enter the date and type about how discipline is an intrinsic part of the rehearsal process. Keep typing until Mrs. C tells you to stop. Make sure to save!
  • perform blocked scenes and discuss
  • Assessment – scene performance (0-3)

Wednesday

  • Warmup – dance to music
  • perform blocked scenes and discuss
  • Assessment – scene performance (0-3)

Thursday

  • Warmup – Open your free-write document, enter the date and type about how discussion and critique impact your rehearsal and performance. Keep typing until Mrs. C tells you to stop. Make sure to save!
  • perform blocked scenes and discuss
  • Assessment – scene performance (0-3)

Friday

  • Warmup – Open your free-write document, enter the date and type what you think and feel while you watch a TED video. Keep typing until the video is over. Make sure to save!
  • play as many rounds of Miller’s Murder as time allows

Week 11 (Nov 4 – 8)
Monday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the phrase “vocal projection,” then type the phrase and the definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • Complete Vocal Resonance exercises 15-1, 15-2, 3-5 and 15-4 Cohen

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the work “articulation,” then type the word and definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • Complete diction exercises 16-1, 16-2, 16-3 Cohen
  • Homework – practice one of the speeches from 16-4 Cohen

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Heee-ouch plus consonants
  • Perform speeches from 16-4 Cohen and discuss
  • Homework – bring in a 30-second ad to perform

Thursday

  • Warmup – Newspaper Headlines
  • perform Announcer Training and discuss
  • Assessment – bring 30-second ad (completion)

Friday

  • Warmup – Newspaper Headlines
  • perform Announcer Training and discuss
  • Assessment – bring 30-second ad (completion)
  • Homework – bring in a Children’s book to read

Week 12 (Nov 11 – 15)
Monday

  • Warmup – Barney
  • perform Children’s Books and discuss
  • Assessment – performance of Children’s Books (0-3)

Tuesday

  • Warmup – What Would You Do for a Klondike Bar?
  • perform Children’s Books and discuss
  • Assessment – performance of Children’s Books (0-3)

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Trinidad
  • perform Children’s Books and discuss
  • Assessment – performance of Children’s Books (0-3)

Thursday

  • Warmup – Open your vocab document, look up the work “aesthetic,” then type the word and definition into your document. Make sure to save!
  • Listen to an episode of Prairie Home Companion and discuss the elements both structurally and aesthetically

Friday

Week 13 (Nov 18 – 22)
Monday

  • Warmup – Create a song by layering sounds
  • Choose theme for radio show and develop segment breakdown

Tuesday

  • Warmup – Ball
  • Assign breakdowns to small groups and begin writing

Wednesday

  • Warmup – play When I Went to the Store I Bought (ABC memorization)
  • write segment

Thursday

  • Warmup – play Klondike
  • write segment and begin group/peer critique

Friday

  • Warmup – Woosh
  • complete group/peer critique and revise segments
  • Assessment – completed radio play segment (0-3)

Week 14 (Dec 2 – 6)
Monday

  • Warmup – Newspaper Headlines
  • Teacher assigns acting roles and students begin rehearsal

Tueday

  • Warmup – Trinidad
  • Rehearse segments
  • Begin performance/discussion of each segment

Wednesday

  • Warmup – Lion/Mouse
  • Perform/discuss each segment

Thursday

  • Warmup – Heee-ouch
  • Perform/discuss each segment

Friday

  • Warmup – play Ball
  • Perform/discuss each segment

Week 15 (Dec 9 – 13) REVIEW WEEK FOR SEMESTER EXAMS
Monday – Friday

  • record segments

Week 16 (Dec 16 – 20) END OF 3RD SIX WEEKS, SEMESTER EXAMS
Monday – Friday

  • listen to radio play

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