• Distant Learning Team Link

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 4/7/2020

    All of you have been added to a Microsoft Team.  All assignments and instruction on on it. Please follow the link.

     

    1A Acting two

    4B Acting two

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  • History assignment

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 3/10/2020

    Come to me for topics.  

     

    History assignment

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  • Building your headshot/resume

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 3/5/2020

     

    samples and instruction for headshot resume

     

     

    • Name
    • Contact info: address; phone;  if you have a website, add it. 
    • Biology info: height, weight, hair color, eye color 
    • Credits    
    • Film
    • Theater 
    • Special categories: voiceovers, hosting
    • Training/Education 
    • Special skills 
    • Insert your picture on same page or separate page 
    • Email or share to Boylan.Camilla@westada.org 
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  • Acting the First Six Lessons

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 2/26/2020

    Acting the First Six Lessons

     

    This is the reading you guys did with the sub 

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  • production points

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 2/26/2020

    PRODUCTION POINTS-Second Semester   

     

    STANDARD: TH:Re7.1.Ia​:  Respond to what is seen, felt, and heard in a drama/theatre work to develop criteria for artistic choices.​

    HOW: Students will participate in, research, or watch a theatrical style production each semester. There are several options available. You must select from the menu, complete the assignment, and turn it in. It is the student’s responsibility to do this assignment on their own time and turn in the required documents that go with it, on or before the final due date. Students may turn in the work at anytime during the semester. No assignments will be accepted after the final due date.

     

    Maximum Points: 5 -Combine assignments to reach the 5 points

    First Due Date: February 29; Final Due Date: May 15

    BE IN A PLAY

    Activity

    Assignment

    Points

    Audition for a school or community play

    Attend the audition and answer audition reflected questions. Turn in a digital copy

    1

    Perform or work tech in a play for an audience outside of classwork and write a reflection

    Perform (If not a school play, turn in the program with your name hi-lighted). Write a reflection; You will not get full points unless you do this piece.

    5

     

     

    WATCH A LIVE THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE

    Activity

    Assignment

    Points

    Watch a live play at school or in the community (You can see one play for free at school per semester) and write a reflection

    Attend the play. At school: Sign in at desk and take a selfie in front of stage;

    In community: Take a selfie in front of play and bring in program

    Write a review of the play, answering the provided questions.

    4.5

    Volunteer to work house, sell tickets, concessions, usher for a school play   

    Work one night of a play

    4.5

     

    MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES

     

    Activity

    Assignment

    Points

    Perform in a class showcase or evening performance

    Perform and then write a performance reflection

    4.5

    Takes Voice/Music Lessons or Dance/Theatre Classes outside of school

    Keep a log of lessons and write a reflection on what you have learned

    1 point for 6 lessons

    Watch a recorded play or musical NOT ANIMATED

    Write the “watch a performance” paper 

    1.5 (can be repeated )

    Attends a music concert/performance, nativity, ballet program or other art presentation 

    Take a selfie and provide a ticket or a program; answer the play reflection questions that apply

    4

    Performs a solo (dance, music, art, theatre, literature) in public (not school related) 

    Write the performance reflection

    4.5

    Conducts an interview with a professional or community theatre actor, director, designer, technician or stage hand 

    Type up the interview questions and answers; share information with the class in a 4-5 minute presentation. Must schedule presentation one week in advance

    4.5

    5 for presentation

    Read a full-length non-required reading, play

    Write an analysis of the play. Select a character. Do a full character analysis on that character and research who has played the character.

    4

    Do you have an idea? Come and see me

     

     

     

     

    ALL REFLECTIONS MUST BE EMAILED TO BOYLAN.CAMILLA@WESTADA.ORG

    Audition Reflection  

    Answer the questions and email or share:  Boylan.camilla@westada.org  

    Student name:  

    Show auditioned for:  

    Role audition for: 

    Date of audition: 

    What did you do to prepare for the audition?  

    How would you prepare differently for the future? Explain your answer, even if it is “nothing”  

    Describe the audition process: 

    Were you nervous or not? Explain  

    Were you cast?  If yes, explain why you think the director cast you.  If not, explain why you think you were not cast and what you should do differently next time.  (this should be 3-4 sentences)  

    Will you audition for future shows? Why or why not?  

     

    Performance Reflection  

    Answer the questions and email or share:  Boylan.camilla@westada.org

    Student name:  

    Show performed in:   

    Role played: 

    Date of performance: 

    Rehearsal period:  

    What did you do to prepare for the performance?  

    How would you prepare differently for the future? Explain your answer, even if it is “nothing”  

    Were you nervous or not? Explain  

    What was the best part of the experience? 

    What was a challenge of the experience? (Please do not say “nothing”)  

     

    Watch a Performance

    Answer the questions and email or share:  Boylan.camilla@westada.org

    Student name:

    Production info:

    Name of the production

    Where it was performed

    For each of the following questions please provide one specific example from the play to support your answers. You CANNOT use the same example for more than one question.

    Synopsis:

    Write a brief description of what the play/performance was about.

    For each of the following questions please provide one specific example from the play to support your answers. You CANNOT use the same example for more than one question

    Characters

    1. Which character would you want to play and why?
    2. Which was your least favorite character and why?
    3. Were the actors true to their characters? Explain.

    Publicity:

    1. How did you find out about this production?

    Misc.

    1. Did you enjoy this production? Why or why not?
    2. From a, acting standpoint, what suggestions would you make to improve the staging of this production?

    PLEASE WRITE ANSWERS ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER; EACH ANSWER SHOULD BE 2-3 SENTENCES LONG; SUBMIT VIA EMAIL OR ONEDRIVE

     

     

    Read a full-length play

    Answer the questions and email or share:  Boylan.camilla@westada.org

    Student name:

    Name of play:

    Playwright:

    For each of the following questions please provide one specific example from the play to support your answers. You CANNOT use the same example for more than one question.

    Synopsis:

    Write a brief description of what the play was about.

    For each of the following questions please provide one specific example from the play to support your answers. You CANNOT use the same example for more than one question

    Characters

    1. Which character would you want to play and why?
    2. Which was your least favorite character and why?
    3. Where has this play been performed?
    4. Should MVHS produce this play? Why or why not?

    PLEASE WRITE ANSWERS ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER; EACH ANSWER SHOULD BE 2-3 SENTENCES LONG; SUBMIT VIA EMAIL OR ONEDRIVE

     

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  • 2.12 Contrasting piece

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 2/12/2020

    Now that we have finished Shakespeare, it is time for your final audition piece for your portfolio.  

    If you did a serious contemporary, you can choose a humorous contemporary, or vice versa.

    If you did a serious Shakespeare, you can choose a humorous Shakespeare, or vice versa.

    The important thing is to show a range of character.

    Here is the timeline: Today, make sure you have a monologue, begin blocking and memorizing 

    2/12;18: Rehearse and perfect 

    2/19-20 Performance

    You will be graded on:

    A solid moment before

    A believable character 

    A focus point (if needed) 

    What it comes down to is you need to deliver a believable character. 

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  • 1.28 Prepping for Shakespeare mono

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 1/28/2020

    As you prep you monologue, a few things you need to do:

    Write out your monologue in today's language.  You won't be delivering it this way, but it will help you with understanding.

    Have a clear moment before 

    know who you are talking with. 

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  • 1.27 Why we don't understand Shakespeare

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 1/27/2020
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  • 1.23 Choosing a Shakespeare Monologue

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 1/23/2020
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  • final assessment part one

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 1/4/2020

     You will need to come to me for a one minute monlogue. 

     

    Final part one

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