Presentation on theme: "Technical Theatre Course"— Presentation transcript:
1 Technical Theatre Course Virginia Beach City Public SchoolsCurriculum
2 Course Description:This course is designed to help students interested in technical aspects of theatre to integrate and build upon concepts and skills acquired in Introduction to Theatre Arts.This course affords students the opportunity to gain experience in all elements of technical theatre through practical application.
3 Units of study Theatre spaces Stagecraft Scenery construction and paintingScenic designProperties construction and managementTheatre managementSound designMasksStage ManagementLighting designCostume design and constructionResponsibilities and careersMakeup design and applicationSpecial Effects
4 Analysis and Response“Students will study, analyze and respond to a variety of theatre experiences” that will refine skills in:communicationcollaborationanalysisinterpretationproblem-solving
5 Process and Development Technical Theatre will focus on the process and development ofperformances from the technician’s perspectiveexpansion of students’s technical and artistic abilities and appreciation of theatrical arts.
6 Units (protocols and principles ) Unit 1: SafetyUnit 2: Theatre ResponseUnit 3: Principles of DesignUnit 4: Application of Design Principles
7 Units (process and production) Unit 5: SoundUnit 10: SceneryUnit 6: LightingUnit 11: Technical Production Project/Execution (per semester)Unit 7: CostumesUnit 8: Make-upUnit 9: Props
8 Units (management and careers) Unit 12: Stage ManagementUnit 13: Theatre Management and AdministrationUnit 14: Technical DirectorUnit 15: Careers in Technical Theatre
9 Unit 1: Safety (General) Unit elements used in all classes that meet in or have access to theatre space(s)
10 UbD Elements: Safety Established Goals: To create a culture of safety in the theatre environmentEssential Questions:What makes a space safe?For what is each person responsible to be considered safe?What are the guidelines for working safely in theatre?
11 UbD Elements: Safety Students will know... How to respond to an emergency in the theaterWhat constitutes a safe work spaceWhat safety gear is needed for each personHow to handle tools and systems safelyHow to maintain a safe work space
12 UbD Elements: SafetyEnduring Understandings: Students will understand that...The very nature of theatre involves some special hazards, including safety hazards, fire hazards and chemical hazards. Backstage crew, performers, and sometimes even the audience can be at risk.It is the responsibility of everyone in the cast and production staff to avoid accidents and to conduct themselves safely in all phases of producing a play.
13 UbD Elements: Safety Students will be skilled in doing: Responding to an emergency in the theaterSafely using, storing and maintaining tools, supplies and equipmentClimbing a ladder safelyLifting safelyKeeping the space clean and orderly
14 SOL Elements: Safety2013 SOL Strands: Design and Production Theatre History & Cultural Context Analysis, Evaluation, & Critique Aesthetics Safety
15 Beyond the State Standards: VBO The student must know how to follow safety guidelines and demonstrate appropriate safety techniques.VBO The student will make connections between theatre safety practices and real world situations.
16 21st Century Skills Emphasis Critical & Creative Thinkers Innovators, and Problem SolversEffective Communicators and CollaboratorsGlobally Aware, Independent, Responsible Learners and CitizensCritical Thinking Creative/Innovative Thinking Problem SolvingInformation LiteracyListeningCollaborationCommunicationSocial ResponsibilitySustainabilityInterdependenceHealth Literacy
18 Unit Organization Safety 1st! Align units with production needs WHERE IT REALLY FITSTech Production unit can work with actual productions or can be done via modelsDesign modules can align with literature in other classes
19 Cornerstone Assessments: Used toAssess student progressAlign classes across the districtClarify purpose of instruction
20 Quarter 2: Cornerstone Assessment Technical Theatre Cornerstone Assessment Quarter 2: Problem SolvingEach paragraph below describes an authentic theatre production challenge that requires you to create a solution.Choose 1 of the 3 challenges to solve.Create a strategy to address the problem.Explain the sequence. Why did you choose that approach?Compare your strategy to other possible choices. (These will probably be those that you brainstorm and choose not to use.)Refer to the rubric for the criteria on which your solution will be evaluated.
21 Cornerstone: Challenge 1 Deck: You are the head of the deck crew for a production of South Pacific. A wedge-shaped (2’X4’X3’) pile of sand and glitter must be removed from the stage floor (DC) between Act I and Act II of every performance.At your disposal are:5 additional crew members, 3 dust pan/shovels, 4 standard brooms (not push brooms.)Additional tasks to be performed after clean-up are to: strike 2 hinged walls, strike 2 chairs, strike 1 desk, set 2 - 4X8 platforms in the previous sand pile location.You have 1 minute for the shift.
22 Cornerstone: Challenge 2 Costumes: You are the head of the costume crew of a production of Sweeney Todd.An actor is double cast as a lower-class bum who gets his throat slashed and his shirt bloodied before playing a well-to-do father.You have 24 measures (40 seconds) to do the quick change.The bum must minimally have a shirt, trousers and shoes as his wardrobe.The standard upscale wear for a gentleman of the period includes a frock coat, trousers, a matching vest, white shirt and white cravat as well as a top hat and spats.Starting with the first character create the costume plot for the bum and the father and the track for the changes.State the fabric choices (content and color) for both.Illustrate your choices through diagrams, drawings and/ or charts.
23 Cornerstone: Challenge 3 Properties:You are the properties designer for a production of Oklahoma, and you have to create “the little wonder.” The “little wonder” is a kaleidoscope-like device which houses a hidden knife blade. There is a little button on the top that releases the blade from the bottom at a 90 degree angle while the person is looking through the eyehole. Another character can then slam the device into the victim’s chest.Create:a detailed sketcha materials lista building planworking construction drawing in ½” = 1” scale.
24 Teaching Technical Theatre Guide Joint publication between USITT and EdTA in 1986.Would there be interest in a republication?
25 UbD Format & StandardsPublication could be in UbD format Units would cite correlations with National Core Arts Anchor Standards for Theatre Electronic, editable publication for creating learning plans
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