Broad Run High School
2015-2016 COURSE PROFICIENCY AND CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
COURSE NAME: Theatre 2 INSTRUCTOR: Ms. Laurie Halloran
The second year of drama is built upon the first year and continues in the rigorous studies of Acting Technique (includes The Creative Process and Performance), Dramatic Theory (includes both History of Arts and Culture and Aesthetic Responses and Critique Methodologies), and Technical Theatre/Theatre Business. Acting Technique 2 encourages the students to continue using proper physical and vocal warm-ups through activities designed to cultivate openness, spontaneity, and body awareness. Students will develop an acute sense of stage worthy blocking and movement to strengthen their power on stage, as well as begin to experience acting methods in the styles of Stanislavski, Meisner, and Adler. Dramatic Theory 2 promotes proficiency in analysis and critique of dramatic performances. Students will learn the roles of a director and will analyze a text and present the material from a director’s perspective. Through theory, students will more fully understand and utilize their acting techniques to create believable performances. Theatre History will continue developing students awareness of theatre’s timeline and the significance of the relationship of global history to theatrical genres. Technical Theatre/Theatre Business 2 continues continues to expand upon and explore the ideas and career paths associated with working in the performing Arts.
The student will be able to perform a variety of scenes and monologues, properly identify and use theatrical vocabulary, understand the general history of theatre and its various parts; develop an appreciation for performance by learning some of the conventions of drama; develop performance-based skills including: speaking, listening, improvisation, character development, script analysis, poise, movement, and comedic/ dramatic timing; and learn to apply these skills to practical, work-related communications.
Semester 1: Acting Technique 2
Dramatic Theory 2
Semester 2: Theatre History 2
Theatre Business/Technical TheatrePerformance