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HS-I Proficient MCA: Character Based ImprovStudents will choose a character from a suggested genre (fairy tale, nursery rhyme, or other literary source) with which they are familiar and complete the Character Analysis Worksheet. All students will then be given the same set of scene parameters that includes a place, situation and clearly-defined obstacle to overcome. Working with an assigned partner, students will improvise and perform a three-minute scene in character.
HS-I Proficient MCA Finding the Meaning Behind MovementThis musical theatre unit focuses on the student actor finding the meaning behind the character's movement on stage while performing a song. Emphasis is on replacing movement for movement's sake by character driven movement. Authors: Theatre Educator Jordan Herskowitz with Actor, Director & Choreographer Brian Curl
HS-II Accomplished MCA: Bringing Shakespeare to LifeUsing scenes from Shakespeare's 12th night students will analyze text and learn how to use the language of Shakespeare to guide their performance. Authors: Theatre Educator Maura Vaughn with Kristen Giroux, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
HS-III Advanced MCA: Monologue Mash UpStudents will hone responsiveness and kinesthetic awareness as performance skills to be used to deepen monologue performances. Students will find and prepare a contemporary monologue, then work in groups of three to mash up these monologues into scenes in order to find and feel fresh impulses that motivate their performances "in the moment". Authors: Theatre Educator Michael Sherman with teaching artist Erin Carr, actress, director and physical theatre specialist.
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Forum TheatreHigh School Advanced lesson by Kaz Chandler. In this lesson, students investigate the techniques of Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed through Forum Theatre in exploring reform of social issues through theatrical convention.You must log in to access content.
Viewpoints Life StoryHigh School Advanced lesson by Kaz Chandler designed for students to practice the 4 Viewpoints of Time and create an original composition using those Viewpoints.You must log in to access content.
Using Different Action Techniques in RehearsalHigh School Advanced lesson by Shira Schwartz. In this lesson students work with at least 2 different acting techniques to help create believable characters and reflect on the rehearsal process.You must log in to access content.
The Power of Exploring Action SynonymsHigh School Advanced lesson by Kaz Chandler. In this lesson, students will find two synonyms for the essential action of a character in a monologue or a scene and apply those actions towards exploring the changes they might create in physicals and voice in pursuing the character’s objective.You must log in to access content.
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