Unit 1 – Is Anybody Out There…?
Students learn about how to communicate effectively with the audience through using stage skills like exaggeration, voice, movement, tableau, emotion/ expression and proper stage positioning. They also learn how to properly structure a script using the 5-step storytelling framework. This unit culminates with students writing their own original plays, performing them for the class and then reflecting on their experiences in their process journals.
Unit 2 – What a Character!
Students go through the process of developing their own original character through voice, movement, personality, appearance and motivation. For their final assessment, students write and perform monologues from the perspective of this created character, using past personal experiences as a springboard for their ideas.