LESSON PLANS: HIGH SCHOOL

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High School

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High School

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Greek Tragedy
High School

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Brecht
High School

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High School

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High School

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Brecht
High School

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Brecht
High School

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Attached please find the powerpoint presentation from Michael Clark's Projections class at the 2014 Broadway Teachers Workshop.

672 1406635756 Projections for Everyone with Michael Clark
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Attached please find the handouts from Peter Avery's Theatre and the Common Core Learning Standards session.

953 1406387516 Theatre and the Common Core Learning Standards with Peter Avery
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Attached please find the handouts from Mark Schneider's Running Successful Auditions Workshop.

493 1406210706 Running Successful Student Auditions with Mark Schneider
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Attached are the handouts from Peter Flynn's Directing Class at the 2014 Broadway Teachers Workshop.

374 1406030978 Directing with Peter Flynn
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Attached please find a description of the theatre games presented at Michael-David Gordon's session at the 2014 Broadway Teachers Workshop.

840 1406030562 Theatre Games Session with Michael-David Gordon
Shakespeare
High School, College, Adults

Attached please find the handouts from John Basil's Shakespeare class.

346 1405257891 Shakespeare with John Basil
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Attached please find the handouts from Ira Mont's Stage Management Class.

522 1404990167 Stage Management - Ira Mont
karenmoody
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This Powerpoint instructs on basic expectations of theatrical performer rehearsal etiquette

679 1404388272 Performer Rehearsal Etiquette
jenk360
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Improv

This is great for a day when you want your students to break into group and work on something you can observe. It's a great test to see "where they are at"...

1875 1391012151 Three Unrelated Words
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Attached please find the powerpoint presentation from Michael Clark's Projections workshop.

1904 1377472506 Projections Workshop
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Attached please find the notes from Michael David Gordon's Acting Class

2113 1376746158 Michael David Gordon - Acting Class
Shakespeare

Attached please find the handouts from John Basil's Shakespeare class.

1400 1374301532 Shakespeare - John Basil
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Attached please find the handouts from the Stage Management Class.

2032 1374301412 Stage Management
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Attached please find the handout from the Sound Advice: Using Body Microphones session.

1035 1374231514 Sound Advice: Using Body Microphones
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Attached please find the handout from the Stage Make-up session.

1664 1374231291 Stage Make-up
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Attached please find the handouts from Singing Gershwin: Musical Theatre Song Interpretation

1158 1374230922 Singing Gershwin: Musical Theatre Song Interpretation
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High School, College, Adults

Attached please find the handouts from the Day 1 Connect and Share session with Kate Grant.

976 1374229982 Connect and Share: Kate Grant
karenmoody
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High School

This slide show gives a great overview of the different jobs in the theatre.

2544 1366882153 Who's Who in the Theatre?
theatre_t
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Teaching students how to audition in the most brilliant, sarcastic way possible.

2863 1351261033 How NOT To Audition
Wes Phinney
Other Lesson Plan
High School

The Theatre as a Profession is a lesson plan that introduces students to the cold hard facts of becoming an actor, but, at the same time, introduces them to other theatrical professions available...

1898 1337949959 The Theatre as a Profession
Wes Phinney
High School

Acting Methods is a lesson designed to introduce students to the methods and techniques created by some of the world's most famous acting teachers. To help them better understand these ideas,...

12493 1337900295 Acting Methods
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High School, College, Adults

Attached is the handout from Mary Anna Dennard's workshop: "I Got In: A College Audition Seminar."

2153 1311610022 "I Got In" - Notes from Maryanna Dennard's College Training Programs Workshop
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This is a copy of the handout given at John Tartaglia's Puppet class at the 2011 Broadway Teachers Workshop

2239 1311607109 Puppetry Notes from John Tartaglia at the 2011 BTW
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These are notes from Jennie Marino's prop design class at the 2011 Broadway Teachers Workshop.

2339 1311606466 Prop Design Notes from Jennie Marino at the 2011 BTW
carla.silver
Other Lesson Plan

These are the notes my daughter, Amy, and I took at the workshop.  Feel free to use/peruse/copy them or correct any errors.

2463 1311021499 Broadway Teachers' Workshop July 11-13, 2011
theatre_t

This UbD constructed activity was designed while earning my MA in Theatre Education from the university of Northern Colorado.  It is designed to help students treat the performance of a song...

15570 1310041824 Bob Henrichs/Director of Theatre, Lincoln Southwest HS, Lincoln, NE

Students adapt a children's story into a script and perform with minimal costumes and sets to emphasize the words used in the piece.

3691 1309875313 Adapting a Short Story into a Script
Gai Jones
Character Analysis

5289 1309633516 Acting, Mime, Improv, Character Work, Journal Topics, Quotes
theatre_t
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High School

Starting from scratch & teaching the basics with non-dancers for a High School Musical Production.  Only brief/informal instructions.

2394 1309430989 Dance Lessons for beginners
bakemeacake

This lesson is based on an episode of the TV show Project Runway.  In this lesson, the students are randomly assigned a film genre, and they will then create the idea for a film in that genre...

6636 1284555802 Project Runway Costume Design Lesson
High School, College

This project will consist of two components. The first is a written Concept Statement and the second is a Visual Concept Design Board. Both parts of the project...

3507 1279294205 Concept Project
Costume Design

Students design costumes based on a general idea, concept or theme of your choice.

2848 1279293491 Costume Creation
High School, College

Students do in-depth research and song analysis.

1249 1279293168 Piece Analysis
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A character building/acting excersize using etudes from Great Scenes for Young Actors - Volume II.

3445 1279292327 Dramatic Etudes
Character Analysis
High School, College, Adults

A writing exercise to help find the objectives of your character.

2703 1279291350 Character Exercise
I love Ragtime
Playwrighting
High School

 

1200 1279274549 Creating a comic character and scene
Character Analysis
1727 1279274427 When You Show Your Character Work
High School, College, Adults

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1766 1278698326 Creating Your Own Monologue
High School, College, Adults

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9052 1278698220 Creating Your Own Monologue
Laura Lang-Ree
Character Analysis
High School

Students 'stuck' with their character development in class? This activity takes them out of the box by putting them in the role of 'teacher' and by using the multi-media skills they love so much....

1833 1277465338 Self Analysis/Monologue work
LindseyLanson
Other Lesson Plan

Teachers introduce open scenes to students. Helpful actor coaching exercise. Focuses actor in importance of working with partner. Boosts imagination and variety of approaching scenework.

20378 1276813457 Open Scenes
High School

I choose a character from the show we are working on and I describe that character in a word that the students might run into while taking their SAT's. Music Man and the word could be For...

1005 1276600703 SAT Character Words of the Day
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Using a varied soundtrack, students improvise on a given start topic and adjust as the soundtrack changes

1690 1276533427 The Truman Show
Character Analysis
High School

A simple "be with" exercise to allow singers to explore facial expression in performance.

1192 1276456622 An Exercise in Facial Expression Awareness
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This exercise helps students learn to hear harmony and learn to listen to other parts while singing their own notes independently.

787 1275398138 Ellen Shuler - Music Director
cmtbroadway

Students select a 15-minute scene from a film or tv show and stage it for a live performance

1138 1274652534 The Film to Stage Project
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Using at least an 8.5” x 11” piece of poster board, please design a “Show...

1100 1273848028 Show Card
The King I

Useful lessons to correspond with the ensemble members for the King & I.  The Royal Wives and children get to create characters through the choice and use of real names from Siam. ...

807 1271323698 King & I lessons
High School
Gypsy

A study of Vaudeville history culminating in a classroom vaudeville show.

1462 1270074072 Beford the musical - There was VAUDEVILLE!
Shakespeare
High School
Macbeth

Why do all actresses want to "be" Lady Macbeth?  Who is she really?  A witch?  a flirt? An insecure wife of a successful man? An ambitious opportunist?  Or all of the above?

1352 1269984862 Lady Macbeth: Why is so so successful in getting her way?l
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Shakespeare
High School, College, Adults

How to Speak the Speech, insights in to the lines of Shakespeare

 

941 1269377101 Learning to Speak The Speech
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High School

Students will learn basic dance steps from a new genre to increase their dance vocabulary and tranfer knowledge from previous lessons.

933 1269298224 Front Loading Choreography
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Vocal Improvisation in ostinato choral parts

770 1265309233 Beth Hull, HS/MS Choral Director
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Students will gain part-holding independence via a vocal warm-up

1538 1264169541 Vocal Warm-up
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Four Stage Managing Handouts were distributed during the Session C Broadway Teachers Workshop. They are entitled "Scenic Elements", "Stage Managers Calling Script", "Actors Script", and "Stage...

2515 1248033454 Stage Managing Handouts

This activity occurs after a thorough explanation and discussion of what subtext is.

2147 1247475915 Teaching Subtext
Playwrighting

This is good for during rehearsal of class work scenes
or after viewing aplay/movie or scene from one as a class.

Get inspired by the emotions of the scene to create one

of...

957 1247475694 Images as Inspiration
Shakespeare

Give students tools and opportunity to approach unknown verse text with confidence

1008 1247243123 SHAKESPEARE’S WORDS AND IMAGES
Character Analysis
1465 1247242689 Monologue/Scene Assignment
Other Lesson Plan

Enhanced physicality, reaction, expression and connection between characters

2823 1247237498 Gibberish Rehearsal
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A great way to help students memorize monologues or scenes without getting into a set rhythm and delivery is to have them say the lines as a wide range of characters. This not only helps in the...

1330 1247237357 Monologue Work: The Character Game
Social Issues

Adapt scripts from stories in the news!

1221 1247236782 Writing Scripts from News Stories
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Global awareness of our ecological footprint is a responsibility of our global community.  Global action to prevent the destruction of our planet is a human necessity.  International...

868 1247236671 Junk to Funk
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Use when studying how the music moves the plot or sets the tone of a show.

946 1247228259 MUSICAL IMPROV
Costume Design

Students will gain an understanding of the importance of costumes in determining a character's age, gender, and personality. Each student working in a small group will be given a chance to design...

2407 1247227987 Garbage Bag Costume
Creative Writing
Our Town

Three easy steps
1.    I begin the class by having one student perform Emily’s monologue or by showing the video clip. 
2.    I then pass out this...

1471 1247227663 "Our Town," Emily's Monologue
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Each selects a classmate’s name out of a hat, and I keep track on my own list of who has whom. I suggest they keep it a secret, but you know how that can go!  They have several days to write...

1020 1247227293 AND THE AWARD GOES TO… !

Student introduced to the concept of pretending/role playing and how each actor brings his/her own experiences to a performance.

1000 1247226994 Individual Experiences Influence Performance
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To familiarize students with essential performance principles that are directly related to the musical theatre genre.  These principles have some application in solely dramatic presentations...

2497 1247226235 Performance Principles for Musical Theatre
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Aim: How can we use various levels to present a clear and specific “tableau vivant”?

1737 1247135978 Tableau Vivant with Levels
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Students will understand the structure, strategies and performance style ofproducing a show for children, but performed by adults.

2511 1247134810 Types of Drama - Children's Theater
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This is an excellent exercise to begin working with the members of a new company/production. I’ve had success with players from ages 8 through adults with both performers and technicians. All...

1043 1247134194 Trust Exercise for Theatre Company

Students create costumes made out of garbage bags.

1359 1246986987 Garbage Bag Costumes
Character Analysis

- Students will learn to pick up on visual clues to create characters.
- Students will understand the importance of character back-story, motivation, goals, problems and conflicts.
-...

1303 1246985168 Creative Exercises with Character Cards
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High School

Teach your drama students the art of storytelling, using activities from the book The Power of Story: Teaching Through Storytelling, by Rives...

984 1246976015 Storytelling
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To teach students how to express emotions onstage by identifying and practicing these emotions, investigating examples of melodramam and eventually writing and rehearsing an act in a melodramatic...

4923 1246532187 Teaching Expression Using Melodrama
Tech Terms

Students will learn to understand cue-to-cue language and actions used for stage signals, the role of a stage manager/prompter and how to run the technical equipment used in the theater during a...

2519 1246530640 Cue To Cue
Playwrighting
High School, College

A step-by-step way to teach students an effective way to understand the full process of developing and writing a musical.

1113 1246368659 How to Write a Mini-Musical
Pantomime
High School, College

Quickly familiarizes actors with the plot/story arc of a new play or musical and initiates the actor's process of looking at the arc of the story as a means to investigate changes that characters...

1997 1246367487 Story Arc in Tableaux
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A list of thought provoking questions to get an actor thinking about his or her craft and the nature of acting.

1942 1246361386 Daily Bell Work
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To memorize a song in order to clarify the meaning of its text, to practice diction, to place emphasis on being present and preparing a set up, and to develop coordination of rhyhm of text.

1088 1246313626 Acting the Song
Greek Tragedy

To better understand a myth as a story or legend - sometimes invented, sometimes based loosely on fact  that is handed down from generation to generation.

1283 1246311435 Theatre History Myths
U.S. History
High School, College, Adults

An informal investigation into the world we ask actors to immerse themselves in throughout the rehearsal and performance process.

794 1246310803 Historical Investigation
High School, College, Adults

Students improvise using the alphabet to forward a story. They will learn to understand sequence in script writing, develop characters, portray two characters in dialogue and memorize lines.

1067 1246309685 The Alphabet Scene
High School, College

Exercise as an on-going rehearsal tool to sharpen a student's grasp of his/her objective and the various tactics he/she can employ to reach it.

1130 1246308380 "Yes/No/I Want"
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Little Women

A few ideas for anyone interested in producing or directing Little Women.

767 1246302310 "Little Women" Ideas:
High School, College, Adults

Effective ways to keep a journal in order to understand yourself entirely through character/body/acting development.

1258 1246300779 Drama Journals
Character Analysis

Useful in helping young actors work on character development and to understand the difference between acting and "indicating" - reacting in character rather than trying to figure out how a...

1642 1246299267 How Would Your Character React?