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|Description - |
|Supervised participation as a performer in scheduled non-musical productions of the Theatre Arts Department with a designated emphasis towards confidence in performing as well as integrative familiarity in the full process of mounting a production for public performance. Culminates in a fully staged theatrical production.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- Perform a role in manner stylistically consistent with the overall production and subsequently sustain practiced performance standards over an extended performance run of several weeks.
- Practical experience of live audience performance adhering to all scheduling, focus, cooperation and performance requirements.
- Assimilate and participate in ensemble process of rehearsal including:
- Accurately memorize specific dialogue and cues.
- Employ an acceptable system of recording and making notation of prescribed blocking and cues.
- Analyze and integrate instructor evaluation of acting into his/her own performance.
- Demonstrate cooperation and supportive behavior to fellow participants towards a common goal.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|A fully-equipped studio or standard proscenium theatre, dressing and make-up rooms, theatre scenic and costume shops, theatre box office, additional rehearsal space as required, basic audio-visual equipment. |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Practical experience of live audience performance adhering to all scheduling, focus, cooperation and performance requirements. (Lab)
- Continue the preparation momentum of rehearsal into multiple weeks of performance for a public audience and all the challenges therein. (Lab)
- Aquire enhanced confidence in becoming a instrument of public scrutiny. (Lab)
- Participation in rehearsal and preparation process and all its characteristics. (Lec)
- Actively engage the phases of the development of a production, encompassing six to nine weeks of preparation. (Lab)
- Determination of an appropriate approach to acting consistent with the ensemble needs of the specific production. (Lec)
- Recognize the function of various rehearsal phases (interpretive, staging, polishing, technical, dress, brush-up), and practice appropriate behaviors appropriate to the differing demands of those rehearsals/phases. (Lec)
- Work in extensively group oriented ensemble atmosphere engaging the intracies of a multi-collaborative art form and role the individual plays as part of the overarching group effort. (Lab)
|Methods of Evaluation - |
|Students will: |
- demostrate proficiency by successfully completing designated class project/performance assignment for public presentation.
- arrive at proficiency through detailed instructor feedback and evaluation at every phase of the production process.
- arrive at proficiency through evaluation of written character studies, background research, peer and self-evaluation.
|Representative Text(s) - |
|The selected play script and appropriate background reading as assigned by the instructor each quarter. There is no regular text as the text chosen each term will not repeat within a minimum of 10 years. The text is chosen based on the specific performance project. |
|Disciplines - |
|Theatre Arts |
|Method of Instruction - |
- Lecture presentation of theory and foundational premises of prescribed performance material
- Discussion: assessment and analysis of situations as they relate to rehearsal instructions and performance preparation
- Cooperative learning exercises: ensemble performance projects
- Oral presentations: solo performance exercises
- Laboratory, rehearsal and preparation
- Demonstration: peer and instructor modelling and self-assessment through performance presentations
- Trial and error experimentation towards fulfillment of prescribed course project a full-length production for public performance.
|Lab Content - |
- Participation and observation of rehearsal process for scheduled production.
- Perform various, necessary production support functions--including but not minted to, costume fittings, publicity, other preparation or technical support.
- Plan, prepare and execute assigned facets of consistently performing in repetition a prescribed performance production in a public audience forum.
- Fulfill the necessary group project requirements of public performance through personal preparation through warm-um, make-up application, costume preparation and other necessary elements.
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Read and study assigned play scripts.
- Research and study project related background materials.
- Performance assignment memorization.
- Read related project articles assigned by instructor.
- Write self-reflection journal.