• Team Link for Distant Learning

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 4/7/2020

    There is a team for each class.  Please click on the correct link. 

     

    1B Acting one

     

    2B Acting one

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  • production points

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 2/19/2020

    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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  • 2.5 Audition monologue assignment

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 2/5/2020

    We are working on audition monologues.  They are due on February 13. The assignment is posted below. 

    Monologue assignment

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  • 1.28 Applying Stanislavsky to monologues

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 1/28/2020

    How to monologue

     

    First assignment is due next class.  Make sure your nursery rhyme is ready to be delivered, using the given circumstances and the other parts of the Stansilavsky technique. 

    Fill this out:  Monologue analysis

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  • 1.24 Stanislavsky method

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 1/24/2020

    In delivering the monologue, you must determine your objective, obstacle, motivation, and tactics.  In other words, the Stanislavsky method.  Please look at the powerpoint, with the videos, to learn more. 

    Stanislavsky

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  • 1.22 Intro to monologues

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 1/22/2020

    I'm super excited for this semester!  We will be getting down to the essense of acting, starting with performing monologues. To start, you will be using the same nursery rhyme/song that you used for last semester to explore how to do it and then move onto a real monologue that can be used for your audition into Acting 2. 

     

    Click here  for an introduction on why monologue. 

     

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  • semester final

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 1/7/2020
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  • Reader's Theater

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 12/3/2019

    Students were put into assigned groups and are developing a children's story for readers theater.

    Readers Theater assignment

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  • Tiger Tiger

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 11/11/2019

    In order to improve our diction and pronunciation, we will be perfecting the poem of "The Tiger" by William Blake.  

    If you miss the class on linking, please come in during intervention in the morning to receive instruction 

     

    The Tiger

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  • 11.6 Children's Rhyme assignment

    Posted by Camilla Boylan on 11/6/2019
    • Find a simple rhyme
    • Have memorized 
    • Do you know how to pronounce every word? 
    • Make sure you are using proper breath to :
    • Have a variety of pitches (Inflection)
    • A loud and quiet part 
    • Understandable rate 
    • A pause
    • Emphasize a word
    • Best resonance you can do
    • Projection 
    • Articulation 

     

     

    This is to get a baseline of how you perform for Ms. Boylan 

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