|1. 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. This course culminates in a fully staged theatrical production.|
|Advisory: Course assignment and determined participation based on audition and instructor placement; not open to students with credit in THTR 49.|
|2. 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.
|3. 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. |
|4. 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)
- Practical participation in rehearsal and preparation process and all its characteristics. (L-L)
- Actively engage the phases of the development of a production, encompassing six to nine weeks of preparation. (L-L)
- Determination of an appropriate approach to acting consistent with the ensemble needs of the specific production. (L-L)
- 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. (L-L)
- 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. (L-L and Lab)
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- demostrating 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.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|The selected play script and appropriate background reading as assigned by the instructor each quarter. |
|8. Disciplines - |
|Theatre Arts |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|During periods of instruction the student will be engaging in lecture, discussion, cooperative learning exercises, demonstration, trial and error experimentation. |
|10. 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.
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Study assigned play scripts.
- Read related project articles and other background materials.
- Write self-reflection journal.
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Theatre Arts. It is also transferable CSU/UC credit. |