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Theatre III

As students move up to US3, we focus on play production. Theatre III builds students’ performance and technical skills, including working with the lighting, sound, props, run-crew, and costumes of a show. Students engage in in the theatrical production process through auditions, cold reading, pre-production, rehearsal, creation of a written character biography, all of which culminate in a multi-day play production.

The skills we focus on un Upper School III include:

  • Practicing executive functioning skills including: managing time, prioritizing responsibilities, and meeting completion deadlines for a production as specified by group leaders, team members, or directors.
  • Making acting choices, using script analysis, character research, reflection, and revision through the rehearsal process.
  • Using the vocabulary of theatre, such as acting values, style, genre, design, and theme, to describe theatrical experiences.
  • Demonstrating projection, vocal variety, diction, gesture, and confidence in an oral presentation.
  • Maintaining a rehearsal script/notebook to record directions and blocking.
  • Identifying and analyze recurring themes and patterns (e.g., loyalty, bravery, revenge, redemption) in a script to make production choices in design and direction.
  • Analyzing the use of figurative language and imagery in dramatic texts.
  • Engaging in oral storytelling with focus on voice projection, enunciation, and tone.
  • Deepening the level of understanding of the concepts of characterization including speech patterns, physicality, and facial expressions.
  • Reading and writing about the elements of playwriting.
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