Theatre Arts 5
The fifth grade theatre arts course teaches students how to stage group performance pieces from American contemporary plays, children’s stories, poetry, or original theatrical works. Through this process students study and discuss the different components of stage production: writers, producers, directors, designers, stage managers, technicians, backstage crew, and performers. They learn how to strengthen group performance skills with lessons that develop physical centeredness, relaxation, emotional concentration, stage presence, strong vocalization, clear articulation, and dynamic vocal inflections. This is all accomplished through class acting improvisations, group exercises, partnered scene work, and a rigorous rehearsal process. By the end of the course, students will have studied the fundamental components of theatre arts; stage voice and speech; and basic acting/directing terms needed to support their end-of-the-quarter studio performance.
- to develop introductory level theatre arts vocabulary
- to gain confidence using one’s own individual voice and body on stage
- to share openly creative ideas in a group setting
- to feel a part of a group project working towards a common goal
- to trust the creative process and the role of the director in building the artistic vision for the final performance project
- to study and interpret a piece of theatre with the goal of educating, entertaining, or inspiring an audience