• ALL PROJECTS MUST BE TURNED IN PRIOR TO STUDENTS LEAVING FOR SPRING BREAK.

    NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXCUSES.

     

     

    PROJECT DETAILS

     

    The first semester of 2018-2019, we focused on aspects of performance, concluding with an in class performance of a scene or monologue by each student.

     

    For the second semester, we will turn our attention towards the Production aspects of theatre, focusing on all areas other than performance.  We will conclude with the submitting of a Production project prior to Spring Break (March 14).

     

     

     

     

    THE PROJECT BASICS

    Each 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade student will be responsible for turning in a project for Drama class prior to their departure for Spring Break.  Below is a list of ideas and topics students may want to consider. There will be TWO deadlines that must be met. Students are encouraged to begin work early in order to avoid missing the deadlines.  Early work will ALWAYS be accepted.  LATE work may not.

     

    DEADLINE #1

    Selecting your project.  Students must turn in the project plan no later than Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Students must include the type of project (power point, performance, writing, etc.) and the title of their project (subject matter), and a brief description of what they are planning to do.  Students will be given a Project Plan form to complete.  

    Click  HERE  to download a copy of the Project Plan Form.

     

    DEADLINE #2

    Student projects are due no later than the final day of class prior to departure for Spring Break.  That due date is Thursday, March 14, 2019.  Students who do a power point, video or writing may turn in their work via zip drive or e-mail. 

    When submitting a project via e-mail, it is the student's responsibility to make certain the project was received and could be viewed by the instructor.

    Building/Making projects must be brought to school no later than the final due date.

     

     

    TYPES AND IDEAS FOR PROJECTS 

     

    CLICK THIS LINK FOR PROJECT IDEAS AND STUDENT SAMPLES

     

    BUILD OR MAKE

    Make or build an item that is theatre related.  Some ideas include puppets (sock, string or rod), a mask (decorative, historical or cultural), create costume designs (google “costume designs” images) or make a costume out of other clothing (making cheap costumes out of regular clothing) for a well know fairy tale or other story, design or build a model set for a play or fairy tale (google set design drawings or set design floorplans), build a stage prop (google prop building) such as fake food, fake money or old documents.  Design a publicity Poster for a Broadway Show.

     

    Here are some YouTube links of how to videos.....

     MAKING A FOAM SPEAR

    MAKING FAKE ICE CREAM

    MAKING FAKE CUPCAKES

    MAKING A FAKE CAKE

    How To Make A Tree Stump

    MAKING FAKE WOODEN BOXES AND CRATES

    PROPS MADE OUT OF SOAP

    MORE PROPS MADE FROM SOAP

    COFFEE, CUPCAKE AND TART PROPS

    GIANT CANDY PROPS

    SIMPLE STRING PUPPET

    MUPPETS CREATOR ON HOW TO MAKE PUPPETS

    HOW TO MAKE A SOCK PUPPET

    MORE ANIMAL SOCK PUPPETS

    MAKING A MASQUERADE MASK FROM SCRATCH

    BASIC MASK FROM SCRATCH

    MAKING A BIRD MASK

    MAKING A LOG WITH FOIL AND PAPER CLAY

    When in doubt or looking for ideas, try to GOOGLE these topics

    Making Props For The Stage, Making Props with Foam, Cheap Homemade Costumes (Pinterest is a great site for these),

    How to make a fake....(whatever)

     

    POWER POINT

    Variety of possible power point presentations.  Presentation should be a minimum of 8 to 10 slides with no more than 20.  Each power point should include a “title card” with no illustrations, but includes simply the project title, student name and student homeroom teacher name.  It may include music or short video clips.  Possible topics include:

     

    • PEOPLE: Someone who has had an influence on live theatre. An actor, director, choreographer, writer (of music, lyrics or book such as Rodgers and Hammerstein), producer or production company (i.e. Shubert Organization), an innovator (create new ideas such as Ziegfeld), Historical figures (Greek playwrights, Shakespeare, etc.), The Radio City Rockettes
    • PLACES: Historical or Famous theatres on Broadway, (like The New Amsterdam or Radio City Music Hall), Early Greek and Roman Theatres, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, First American Theatre, Oldest theatre in the world, Stratford on Avon (where Shakespeare grew up), Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., Ocala Civic Theatre, Times Square, The West End, etc.
    • EVENTS: Historic or Modern Broadway Shows (think Disney on Broadway), The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Extravaganza, Theatre Festivals (Edinburgh, Scotland), The Annual TONY Awards.
    • INFORMATIVE/INFORMATIONAL: the TONY Awards, Theatre Superstitions, Types of Stages or Theatres, Historical time periods (Greek, Roman, Renaissance, Golden Age, Modern, etc.), Show facts/Fun facts about a particular show (number of performances, special make-up, special effects, etc.), a particular place, people attending theatre events in the U.S., categories of lighting instruments, Performance Groups (Blue Man, STOMP, Cirque du Soliel)
    • PERSONAL: A personal theatre experience such as attending a show, being in a show, visiting a theatrical location, etc.

     

    •   HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE POWER POINT

     Here are some samples of previous student powerpoint projects.

    Some of them are good

    CIRQUE DU SOLIEL

    THE MIRACLE WORKER ON BROADWAY

    ALADDIN THE MUSICAL

    ANNIE ON BROADWAY

    TOP 10 THEATRES IN THE WORLD

    THE SAENGER THEATRE NEW ORLEANS

    HOW TO MEMORIZE LINES

    JULIE TAYMOR

    JOBS IN THEATRE

    And others not so good

     

    ANOTHER BAD LION KING

     

     

    WRITING

    Write a 60 to 90 second monologue (8 to 10 lines) or a 2- to 5-minute scene (1 to 2 pages) with no more than 3 characters.  Presentation to the class as a staged reading (un-memorized) is optional, but encouraged. 

     

    HERE ARE SOME WRITING RESOURCES

    A GUIDE TO WRITING FOR THE STAGE

    AN INTRODUCTION TO WRITING MONOLOGUES

    COMMON PROBLEMS IN STUDENT WRITING FOR THE STAGE

    A CHECKLIST FOR SUCCESSFUL STAGE WRITING

     

     

      

    VIDEO

    Select or write a monologue or scene and perform it in a real environment.  Video the performance.  For example, the monologue, “The Cereal Thief” can be staged and performed in your kitchen at home.  “Monster Under My Bed” can be staged and performed in your bedroom… and so on.