• Classroom Expectations
    • Be on Time
    • Be Prepared
    • Be supportive of all students
    • Respect everyone
    • Constructive Criticism during evaluations
    • No disruptions during performances
    • Abide by all theater etiquette rules
    • Do all work assigned in a timely manner
    • Participate
    • Be creative, be fearless, and have fun!
    Grading Policies
    • Numerical Scale
    • Major Assessments (50%)
      • Technique Exercises
      • Group Projects
      • Performances
      • Tests
    • Minor Assessments (50%)
      • Quizzes
      • Group Work
      • Participation (Monthly)
      • Homework
    • Final Exam
      • 75% Performance
      • 25% Written
    • Late Work
      • 1 Day Late = -10
      • 2+ Days Late = ZERO
      • Extensions granted with a written note from Parent/Guardian
    • Extra Credit
      • Tissues
      • Hand Sanitizer
      • Competitions
      • Trivia/Special Questions
      • Participation in a production
      • Seeing a Theatrical Production
    • Absences and Make Up Work
      • Check Schoolwires/Google Classroom
      • Email me
      • Ask a friend
      • Folder behind my desk
    Class Objectives
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the structure, variety, and history of dramatic productions
    • Identify and use the terminology particular to stage production
    • Apply the skills of self-expressions to demonstrate the use of body and voice as a means of communication to a particular audience
    • Research and develop a performance role through a performance medium
    • Demonstrate the ability to create, differentiate, and analyze characters
    • Establish and use valid criteria for evaluating the merits of a performance
    • Choose, research, memorize and perform a scene and a monologue from the theatrical tradition
    Performance and Viewing Opportunities
    • Fall Drama - Maybe Baby It's You
    • Spring Musical - Little Shop of Horrors

    Theater Arts I Syllabus

    Below you will find a basic framework of what you will be learning this semester in Theater Arts I.  We approach this class as a Basic Acting class, though you will be required to read and take notes regularly.  Throughout the semester you will be learning basic acting technique.  You will be required to get on stage for solo, duet, trio, and small group performances.  In addition to performances, each chapter will conclude with a Chapter Quiz and every unit will conclude with a Unit Test.


    Unit 1 - Begin with the Basics

    Chapter 1: Warm Up

    Chapter 2: Observation

    Chapter 3: Pantomime

    Chapter 4: Improvisation


    Unit 2 - Elements of Acting

    Chapter 5: Movement

    Chapter 6: Stage Directions

    Chapter 7: Voice Production and Articulation

    Chapter 8: Ensemble Work


    Unit 3 - Creating a Character

    Chapter 9: Character Analysis

    Chapter 10: Character Development

    Chapter 11: Dramatic Roles

    Chapter 12: Comic Roles


    Unit 7 - Exploring Theater History

    Part One: The Dawn of Theater

    Part Two: The Middle Ages to 1800

    Part Three: 1800 to the Present