Directing youth theatre can be one of the most thrilling, rewarding, and exhausting jobs there is – because it’s not just about staging a play. It’s about creating an environment that fosters hard work, dedication, trust, and the willingness to take chances, to “play without fear.”

As a writer/teacher/director of youth theatre for over 15 years, I have developed tools and strategies that enable my students and me to focus on the process of creating theatre while fostering an environment that leads to creative freedom and a cohesive groups that doesn't act as individual “stars,” but as a community of one.

In this course, I will share with you these tips and strategies, along with the ways to implement them in your theatre environment.

Course Summary

Standards Addressed

11 Modules
1 hours, 42 minutes
3 Credit Hours

directing rehearsal audition production

Course Outline

Lesson 0: Introduction 5:30
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Lesson 1: Setting Up for Success 6:19
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Lesson 2: The Five Keys 9:00
Lesson 3: All About Auditions 13:41
Lesson 4: Check In / Check Out 8:14
Lesson 5: The First Rehearsal 12:08
Lesson 6: Rehearsal Games 9:55
Lesson 7: Blocking Your Show 10:26
Lesson 8: Character Bios 9:57
Lesson 9: How To Deal With The Things You Want NOT To Deal With 10:17
Lesson 10: The Show and Curtain Call 6:43

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Standards Addressed

National Core Arts Standards


TH:Re9.1: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work - Grade HS Accomplished

TH:Re9.1.HSII.c - Verify how a drama/theatre work communicates for a specific purpose and audience.

TH:Re9.1: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work - Grade 8

TH:Re9.1.8.c - Assess the impact of a drama/theatre work on a specific audience.

TH:Re9.1: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work - Grade 6

TH:Re9.1.6.c - Identify a specific audience or purpose for a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr3.1: Refine new work through play, drama processes and theatre experiences using critical analysis and experimentation - Grade HS Advanced

TH:Cr3.1.HSIII.a - Refine, transform, and re-imagine a devised or scripted drama/theatre work using the rehearsal process to invent or re-imagine style, genre, form, and conventions.

TH:Cr3.1: Refine new work through play, drama processes and theatre experiences using critical analysis and experimentation - Grade HS Accomplished

TH:Cr3.1.HSII.a - Use the rehearsal process to analyze the dramatic concept and technical design elements of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr2.1: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work - Grade HS Accomplished

TH:Cr2.1.HSII.b - Cooperate as a creative team to make interpretive choices for a drama/theatre work.

TH:Pr5.1: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation - Grade HS Proficient

TH:Pr5.1.HSI.a - Practice various acting techniques to expand skills in a rehearsal or drama/theatre performance.

TH:Pr6.1: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work - Grade HS Accomplished

TH:Pr6.1.HSII.a - Present a drama/theatre work using creative processes that shape the production for a specific audience.

TH:Pr6.1: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work - Grade HS Proficient

TH:Pr6.1.HSI.a - Perform a scripted drama/theatre work for a specific audience.

TH:Pr6.1: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work - Grade 8

TH:Pr6.1.8.a - Perform a rehearsed drama/theatre work for an audience.

TH:Pr6.1: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work - Grade 7

TH:Pr6.1.7.a - Participate in rehearsals for a drama/theatre work that will be shared with an audience.

TH:Pr6.1: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work - Grade 6

TH:Pr6.1.6.a - Adapt a drama/theatre work and present it informally for an audience.

TH:Pr5.1: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation - Grade HS Advanced

TH:Pr5.1.HSIII.a - Use and justify a collection of acting exercises from reliable resources to prepare a believable and sustainable performance.

TH:Pr5.1: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation - Grade HS Accomplished

TH:Pr5.1.HSII.a - Refine a range of acting skills to build a believable and sustainable drama/theatre performance.

TH:Pr5.1: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation - Grade 8

TH:Pr5.1.8.a - Use a variety of acting techniques to increase skills in a rehearsal or drama/theatre performance.

TH:Pr5.1: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation - Grade 6

TH:Pr5.1.6.a - Recognize how acting exercises and techniques can be applied to a drama/theatre work.

TH:Pr4.1: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation - Grade HS Accomplished

TH:Pr4.1.HSII.a - Discover how unique choices shape believable and sustainable drama/ theatre work.

TH:Pr4.1: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation - Grade 8

TH:Pr4.1.8.b - Use various character objectives and tactics in a drama/theatre work to overcome an obstacle.

California VAPA Standards (2001)


California VAPA Standards (2019)


8.TH:Re9 Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

8.TH.Re9.b - Assess the impact of a drama/theatre work on a specific audience.

6.TH:Re9 Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

6.TH.Re9.b - Identify a specific audience or purpose for a drama/theatre work.

Prof.TH:Pr5 Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.

Prof.TH:Pr5.a - Practice various acting techniques to expand skills in a rehearsal or drama/theatre performance.

Prof.TH:Pr6 Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

Prof.TH:Pr6 - Perform a rehearsed, scripted short drama/theatre work for a specific audience.

8.TH:Pr6 Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

8.TH:Pr6 - Perform a rehearsed, scripted scene from a drama/theatre work for an audience.

7.TH:Pr6 Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

67TH:Pr6 - Create through improvisation a drama/theatre work that will be shared with an audience.

6.TH:Pr6 Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

6.TH:Pr6 - Adapt a piece of literature and present it for an audience.

Acc.TH:Pr5 Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.

Acc.TH:Pr5.a - Refine a range of acting skills to build a believable and sustainable drama/theatre performance.

8.TH:Pr5 Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.

8.TH:Pr5.a - Use a variety of acting techniques to increase skills in a rehearsal or drama/theatre performance.

6.TH:Pr5 Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.

6.TH:Pr5.a - Recognize how acting exercises and techniques can be applied to a drama/theatre work.

Acc.TH:Pr4 Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.

Acc.TH:Pr4.a - Discover how unique choices shape believable and sustainable drama/ theatre work.

8.TH:Pr4 Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.

8.TH:Pr4.b - Use various character objectives and tactics in a drama/theatre work to overcome an obstacle.

Florida Sunshine State Standards


Georgia Performance Standards 2010 - Theatre Arts


Grade 9-12 - ADVANCED DRAMA IV

TAHSADIV.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Examines the skills and tasks associated with acting on stage
b. Explores the development of an actor's skills and resources
c. Creates characters using the tools and resources of acting to a variety of formal and informal performances
d. Analyzes and applies observation skills for character creation
e. Applies knowledge of theatre production and management in an actual production

TAHSADIV.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Engages in script analysis from the perspective of technical theatre collaborators
b. Plans and creates technical elements of a theatrical production
c. Collaborates with other members of a creative team to create and execute formal and informal theatrical performances
d. Engages in peer leadership experiences including design and technical direction

TAHSADIV.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Examines the structure of the rehearsal process
b. Creates a prompt script with blocking notation for a 2-3 character scene
c. Develops a rehearsal schedule to prepare a scene for performance
d. Collaborates on formal and information theatrical performances
e. Engages in peer leadership experiences in the direction of a short play

TAHSADIV.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Examines how theatre incorporates all art forms via a collaborative process
b. Explores the relationship between theatre and other non-arts disciplines
c. Synthesizes concepts and skills from other disciplines to create theatre

TAHSADIV.9 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Explores careers in theatre through participation in various production roles and activities
b. Articulates how participation in theatre equips students for success in careers within and outside the theatre community
c. Examines and critiques the structure and standard operating procedures of commercial, professional, amateur, and educational theatre organizations
d. Researches and assesses career opportunities in theatre production and management
e. Assesses the interrelated responsibilities of the various roles involved in production and management

GRADE 11-12 - THEATRE MARKETING

TAHSTM.1 - Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical dramatic literature, and electronic media
a. Engages in script analysis and study as a means of developing a marketing plan
b. Utilizes theatre and content knowledge to contribute to the building of a balanced season
c. Creates narratives of varying length for use in marketing efforts

TAHSTM.2 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Identifies the responsibilities and tasks of a marketing team
b. Coordinates with directors and other organizational leaders to develop a calendar of marketing activities
c. Collaborates on the planning and execution of formal and informal marketing activities

TAHSTM.3 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Engages in production research to gather marketing information
b. Plans for and engages in market research to develop an audience base
c. Develops and implements a marketing plan that incorporates the knowledge gained through research efforts

TAHSTM.4 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Examines the relationship between the marketing team other collaborators in theatrical production
b. Analyzes a variety of angles from which various press releases might be produced (e.g., production areas, cast, production history, personality/biography)
c. Creates and implements various press releases and other marketing efforts directed at reaching specific target markets

TAHSTM.6 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Examines existing and develops original marketing plans, budgets, and calendars
b. Develop an audience and patron data base
c. Implements and assesses the effectiveness of marketing efforts

Grade 9-12 - TECHNICAL THEATRE IV

TAHSTTIV.1 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Applies solutions to technical theatre problem
b. Develops and maintains a portfolio of best works that illuminate and reflect growth, knowledge, and skills as a theatrical technician and designer
c. Compares and contrasts how nature, social life, and visual art practices and products influence and affect design choices for theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions in the past and the present
d. Applies the components, functions, and operations of technical theatre elements, including lighting, scenery, costuming, makeup, properties, and sound

TAHSTTIV.2 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Scenery and Properties)
a. Builds scenery and properties from original ground plans and set designs for a production
b. Serves as technical director, shop supervisor, or in other leadership roles on the technical elements of a production

TAHSTTIV.3 - Designing and executing artistic costumes and make-up
a. Implements costume and make-up designs for a dramatic work in a formal setting
b. Designs and creates a garment pattern

TAHSTTIV.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Costume and Make-up)
a. Designs an original lighting or sound plot for a variety of dramatic works
b. Implements lighting designs for a dramatic work in a formal theatre setting
c. Implements sound designs for a dramatic work in a formal setting

TAHSTTIV.5 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Stage Management)
a. Creates production and rehearsal schedules, contact sheets, and cue sheets
b. Serves as a stage manager or assistant stage manager for a production

Grade 9-12 - TECHNICAL THEATRE III

TAHSTTIII.1 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Designs and creates programs, posters, and two or more of the following for a theatre, film, television, or electronic media production: tickets, flyers, print ads, print media, or public service announcements for television or radio
b. Interprets a formal production, using costumes, props, and make-up to support the interpretation
c. Analyzes safety practices and procedures relevant to technical theatre, including practices related to emotional and physical well-being
d. Identifies and uses properties, costumes, scenery, lighting, and sound to define and support character, environment, mood, action, and theme and to alter space to create suitable environments for dramatic play and performance
e. Demonstrates the use of observation from nature, society, or research as a means to enhance the script, performance, or design.

TAHSTTIII.2 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Scenery and Properties)
a. Creates a scale model of a three-dimensional form from design drawings
b. Builds a scale model of a setting for a stage or film/video
c. Designs and implements technical elements for theatre, film/video, and electronic media productions based on designs from a concept and in collaboration with a director

TAHSTTIII.3 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Costumes and Make-up)
a. Designs and realizes at least one original costume rendering for a theatre production or classroom exercise
b. Creates and realizes at least one make-up rendering for a theatre production or classroom exercise

TAHSTTIII.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Lighting and Sound)
a. Creates and implements a functional light or sound plot for a formal production for stage, film, television, or electronic media
b. Designs an original sound plot for a variety of dramatic works

TAHSTTIII.5 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Stage Management)
a. Executes the duties and responsibilities of a crew head and/or crew member to stage a variety of dramatic works
b. Explores principles of theatre management, administration, and the production process

Grade 9-12 - TECHNICAL THEATRE II

TAHSTTII.1 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Interprets, prepares, and presents elements of technical theatre to enhance a scene
b. Creates a two-dimensional study of a three-dimensional object, using scale drawings, perspective drawings, blueprints, or computer renderings to design scenery, costumes, and properties
c. Analyzes and justifies design choices
d. Applies the principles, elements, characteristics, and functions of design to a theatrical production
e. Analyzes dramatic texts for theme/s, settings, era, style, genre, and characters to determine technical requirements
f. Applies knowledge of design principles and elements to set and property design, costumes, lighting, sound, and makeup
g. Collaborates with the director to develop concepts that convey the metaphorical nature of theatre, film/video, and electronic media productions
h. Incorporates the use of technological advances in theatre and other disciplines to create formal and informal theatre, film/video, and electronic media productions

TAHSTTII.2 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Develops designs that use visual elements to clearly convey environments suggested by the text
b. Illustrates the use of line, shape, texture, color, space, and balance to represent the environment of a plot
c. Designs original ground plans and set designs for a variety of dramatic works
d. Develops technical designs based on design concepts (e.g., musical and visual art principles) that meet the requirements of the dramatic work, film/video, and electronic media production

TAHSTTII.3 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Costumes and Make-up)
a. Applies construction techniques and materials for creating costumes
b. Investigates alternative strategies for obtaining costumes
c. Engages in proper safety practices in the creation of costumes and the application of make-up

TAHSTTII.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Lighting and Sound)
a. Applies established principles, elements, and techniques of lighting and sound design for a theatrical production
b. Analyzes and safely applies basic techniques of theatrical lighting and sound production such as using color gels, designing and reading a light plot and instrument schedule, and selecting or designing sound effects and background music
c. Uses available lighting sources to enhance formal and informal theatre, film/video, and electronic media productions
d. Creates appropriate sound effects, and selects music to enhance a scene or production

TAHSTTII.5 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Stage Management)
a. Explores and discusses the principles of theatre management, administration, and the production process
b. Identifies the functions of business management, including funding, publicity, and house management
c. Applies standard backstage procedures for setting and striking sets, unit set preparation, curtain and fly rail operation, set and lighting crew preparation, backstage etiquette, and safety
d. Applies principles of stage management by creating a prompt book noting blocking, lighting, sound, and effect cues

TAHSTTII.7 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Examines the roles and responsibilities of various technical positions in the production process
b. Researches and reports on available careers in theatre technology and design
c. Reflects on personal career interests, choices, and their relationship to a theatre career

Grade 9-12 - TECHNICAL THEATRE I

TAHSTTI.1 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Compares and contrasts the characteristics of different types of performance spaces such as a proscenium stage, studio/black box, thrust stage, classroom, arena, or found space.
b. Analyzes ways in which the characteristics of a performance space can influence production decisions properties, lighting, sound, costuming, and makeup
d. Creates a chart of the responsibilities of technical personnel, including designers, builders, and operators
e. Demonstrates theatre safety practices as well as an ethical use of available technology and resources
f. Considers the interrelated nature of lighting, costumes, makeup, sound, properties, scenery, acting, and direction to create in a unified theatrical production
g. Researches and selects lighting, sound, scenery, properties, costumes, and makeup to help create a particular theatrical environment
h. Selects, documents, and arranges props, furniture, costumes, and sound to create the setting and environment of the plot
i. Uses standard safety and operating procedures for tools and equipment used in formal and informal theatre, film/video, and electronic media productions

TAHSTTI.2 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Sets and Properties)
a. Uses power tools under the operating and safety guidelines to construct theatre sets and props
b. Collaborates with other group members to design and construct a variety of functional scenic devices for a formal production
c. Describes and/or documents through words, drawings, technical elements, the setting and environment of a plot,
d. Uses available art materials, tools, and/or stock scenery to create and convey props and/or setting
e. Constructs or locates appropriate props to enhance a scene or production

TAHSTTI.3 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Costumes and Make-up)
a. Identifies the basic functions of costumes in theatrical production
b. Identifies the characteristics, safety considerations, application and removal techniques for different types of makeup and makeup materials
c. Demonstrates the safe and appropriate application of character makeup and simple prosthetics
d. Creates a graphic regarding historical, regional, and cultural styles of dress
f. Analyzes and safely applies basic principles and techniques of costume construction: cutting, dyeing, sewing, care, and maintenance of costumes
g. Uses available art materials, tools, and resources to convey the characters through costumes, accessories, and make-up designs for a scene or production
h. Designs and creates costume drawings and/or make-up charts

TAHSTTI.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Lighting, and Sound)
a. Identifies basic lighting and sound technology, equipment, and safety practices
b. Describes, compares, and demonstrates the practical application of different light and sound equipment in theatre, film, television, and electronic media

TAHSTTI.5 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Stage Management)
a. Develops a schedule and organizational plan for selected areas of theatre operation
b. Applies the established concepts of stage management
c. Identifies the duties of the stage manager in the production process
d. Implements technical theatre etiquette in rehearsal and production settings
e. Assists the director in all areas of the production
f. Maintains effective communication and safety procedures with members of the cast and crew

TAHSTTI.6 - Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
a. Evaluates artistic choices in informal and formal productions, renderings, and models
b. Critiques and analyzes constructive criticism of projects, plans, or ideas
c. Evaluates the playing space and setting used for a variety of dramatic works, classroom scenes, and informal and formal productions
d. Analyzes the technical elements – lights, sound, set, costumes – of live and recorded performances
e. Appraises the artistic choices – director, actor, style – evident in a live or recorded performance

Grade 9-12 - MUSICAL THEATRE III

TAHSMTIII.1 - Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
a. Identifies dramatic structure in a musical
b. Analyzes dramatic elements in a musical text or performance
c. Analyzes themes in a musical text or performance
d. Examines the function and relevance of characters in a musical
e. Examines the role of choreography in a performance
f. Determines the effectiveness of artistic choices in a performance

TAHSMTIII.2 - Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
a. Explores a variety of musical techniques including recitative, aria, ballad, and other musical theatre conventions
b. Analyzes song lyrics as dramatic text to promote character development
c. Improvises using various musical techniques
d. Develops a character through improvisation
e. Creates original choreography for an existing song found in a musical
f. Designs an original scene for musical theatre

TAHSMTIII.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Applies appropriate vocal technique for speaking and singing
b. Records blocking notation in a text for a performance
c. Analyzes and scores a text for musical performance
d. Contributes to the ensemble by exercising artistic discipline during rehearsal and performance
e. Demonstrates proficiency in vocal techniques: warm-ups to prepare the voice, diction, phrasing, pitch, articulation, breath control, vocal safety, injury-avoidance procedures, dialect, timing, and pacing
f. Demonstrates proficient physical techniques: warm-ups to prepare the body, relaxation techniques, centering, isolation of body parts, psychological gesture, neutral and character masks, and communicating meaning and characterization through body position and gesture.

TAHSMTIII.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Identifies key concepts of various elements of technical production including sets, props, costumes, makeup, lighting, and sound
b. Creates a plot for a specific area of technical production in musical theatre
c. Explores the relationship between design choices and the overall musical performance
d. Analyzes the technical elements of a production and how a performance is impacted by these elements
e. Designs and produces at least one technical element for a production

TAHSMTIII.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Compares and contrasts presentational and representational styles in musical theatre
b. Defines and evaluates the roles of the director in a production
c. Produces a concept statement for a musical theatre performance
d. Applies rehearsal discipline in preparation for performance
e. Practices physical and vocal warm-ups for rehearsal and performance
f. Directs a musical performance

TAHSMTIII.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Masters and executes intermediate level dance steps
b. Demonstrates basic singing techniques
c. Combines dance, song, and text into an individual or group performance
d. Continues to develop skills in dance and vocal production vocal skills
e. Assumes leadership roles in the production of musical theatre
f. Masters sight-reading skills

TAHSMTIII.9 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Explores the process of developing a musical for the commercial Broadway stage
b. Compares and contrasts standard operating procedures for Equity, Non-Equity, and amateur theatres
c. Identifies and analyzes above the lines and below the lines roles of theatre-producing organizations
d. Researches and outlines copyright laws and guidelines that govern theatre and live performances
e. Evaluates, selects, and rehearses monologue and vocal selections for an audition repertoire

Grade 9-12 - MUSICAL THEATRE II

TAHSMTII.1 - Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
a. Identifies dramatic structure in a musical
b. Analyzes dramatic elements in a musical text or performance
c. Analyzes themes in a musical text or performance
d. Explains how text, music, and movement can be used to advance the plot of a musical
e. Examines the use of musical motifs to set mood and establish character
f. Analyzes vocal elements in a musical for performance

TAHSMTII.2 - Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
a. Explores a variety of musical techniques including recitative, aria, ballad, and other musical theatre conventions
b. Analyzes song lyrics as dramatic text to promote character development
c. Improvises using various musical techniques
d. Modifies or adapts an existing song to a different context
e. Creates an outline for an original musical based on an original work or a story adaptation
f. Develops an original song based on existing material

TAHSMTII.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Applies appropriate vocal technique for speaking and singing
b. Records blocking notation in a text for a performance
c. Analyzes and scores a text for musical performance
d. Creates and sustains character throughout a musical performance
e. Distinguishes between vocal ranges
f. Demonstrates vocal performance skills such as articulation, projection, volume, pitch, tone, and vocal placement

TAHSMTII.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Identifies key concepts of various elements of technical production including sets, props, costumes, makeup, lighting, and sound
b. Creates a plot for a specific area of technical production in musical theatre
c. Explores the relationship between design choices and the overall musical performance
d. Examines the impact of costume and makeup design on character development
e. Creates a rendering or model of a set or lights or props or costumes for a musical theatre production
f. Explores the relationship between sound production and vocal performance

TAHSMTII.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Compares and contrasts presentational and representational styles in musical theatre
b. Defines and evaluates the roles of the director in a production
c. Produces a concept statement for a musical performance
d. Develops a multi-scene rehearsal schedule
e. Directs a scene or song for musical performance
f. Applies cultural and historical research to justify choices in directing and acting projects

TAHSMTII.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Masters and executes basic dance steps
b. Demonstrates basic singing techniques
c. Combines dance, song, and text into an individual or group performance
d. Explores the influence of the musical score on plot and character development
e. Analyzes music to recognize performance cues
f. Draws upon personal experiences to create dramatic characters and works
g. Demonstrates sight-reading skills

TAHSMTII.9 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Explores the process of developing a musical for the Broadway stage
b. Compares and contrasts standard operating procedures for Equity, Non-Equity, and amateur theatres
c. Identifies and analyzes above the lines and below the lines roles of theatre-producing organizations
d. Creates a marketing plan for a musical production
e. Outlines a production budget for a musical production
f. Examines and analyzes performance contracts

Grade 9-12 - MUSICAL THEATRE I

TAHSMTI.1 - Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
a. Identifies dramatic structure in a musical
b. Analyzes dramatic elements in a musical text or performance
c. Analyzes themes and motifs in a musical text or performance

TAHSMTI.2 - Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
a. Explores a variety of musical techniques including recitative, aria, ballad, and other musical theatre conventions
b. Analyzes song lyrics as dramatic text to promote character development
c. Improvises using various musical techniques

TAHSMTI.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Applies appropriate vocal technique for speaking and singing
b. Records blocking notation in a text for a performance
c. Analyzes and scores a text for musical performance

TAHSMTI.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Identifies key concepts of various elements of technical production including sets, props, costumes, makeup, lighting, and sound
b. Creates a plot for a specific area of technical production in musical theatre
c. Explores the relationship between design choices and the overall musical performance

TAHSMTI.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Compares and contrasts presentational and representational styles in musical theatre
b. Defines and evaluates the roles of the directors in a musical theatre production
c. Produces a concept statement for a musical performance
d. Develops a rehearsal schedule for a scene or musical number

TAHSMTI.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Masters and presents basic dance steps
b. Demonstrates basic singing techniques
c. Combines dance, song, and text into an individual or group performance
d. Masters rudimentary sight-reading skills

Grade 9-12 - THEATRE LITERATURE II

TAHSTLII.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Analyzes the character relationships
b. Compares and analyzes the character interaction and motivation
c. Examines the character role and significance to the meaning of the play

TAHSTLII.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Explains the basic physical and chemical properties of the technical aspects of theatre (e.g., light, color, electricity, paint, and makeup)
b. Analyzes a variety of dramatic texts from cultural and historical perspectives to determine production requirements
c. Designs visual and aural elements to clearly convey the environment suggested by the text
d. Applies technical knowledge and skills to collaboratively and safely create functional scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup
e. Designs coherent stage management, promotional, and business plans
f. Explains how scientific and technological advances have impacted set, light, sound, and costume design and implementation for theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions

TAHSTLII.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Develops multiple interpretations and production choices for a given scripts and selects the most effective combination.
b. Justifies selection of text, interpretation, visual, aural, and artistic choices
c. Conducts auditions, casts actors, directs scenes, and conducts production meetings to achieve production goals

TAHSTLII.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Identifies the elements, influences, and contributions of other art forms to theatre
b. Appraises the life experiences of selected playwrights and how they have influenced the playwright’s work/s
c. Considers how theatre has been influenced by other content areas

Grade 9-12 - THEATRE LITERATURE I

TAHSTLI.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Analyzes the character relationships
b. Compares and analyzes the character interaction and motivation
c. Examines the character role and significance to the meaning of the play

TAHSTLI.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Explains the basic physical and chemical properties of the technical aspects of theatre (e.g., light, color, electricity, paint, and makeup)
b. Analyzes a variety of dramatic texts from cultural and historical perspectives to determine production requirements
c. Designs visual and aural elements to convey the environment suggested by the text
d. Applies technical knowledge and skills to collaboratively and safely create functional scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup

TAHSTLI.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Develops multiple interpretations and production choices for a given script and selects the most effective combination
b. Justifies selection of text, interpretation, visual, aural, and artistic choices
c. Conducts auditions, casts actors, directs scenes, and conducts production meetings to achieve production goals

TAHSTLI.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Identifies the elements, influences, and contributions of other art forms to theatre
b. Appraises the life experiences of selected playwrights and how they have influenced the playwright’s work/s
c. Considers how theatre has been influenced by other content areas

GRADE 6

TAMS6.1 - Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
a. Identifies the elements, themes, and structure of drama
b. Identifies, describes, and classifies character traits
c. Interprets meaning within the context of a dramatic text
d. Explores the connections between theatre and real life
e. Compares and differentiates between various forms of media

TAMS6.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Demonstrates effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
b. Demonstrates the relationship between a character’s background and the character’s method of communication
c. Interprets motivation for a character’s behavior
d. Demonstrates appropriate interactions between characters
e. Explores the variety of relationships between characters

TAMS6.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Explores the technical elements of theatre
b. Demonstrates ways in which technical elements enhance theatrical productions
c. Uses available resources to plan for and support theatre activities
d. Develops a plan to integrate the artistic and technical elements of theatre
e. Incorporates artistic and technical elements into a theatre production

TAMS6.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Examines the skills and responsibilities of the director
b. Identifies directorial tasks and creates a production timeline
c. Delegates responsibilities for production tasks
d. Demonstrates leadership skills
e. Identifies behaviors which demonstrate collaborative skills

TAMS6.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Identifies similarities between theatre and other art forms
b. Draws conclusions about the relationships between theatre and life
c. Identifies theatre’s multi-disciplinary aspects
d. Utilizes a variety of sources to create original theatre
e. Demonstrates a variety of types of theatre performances

TAMS6.9 - Exploring the careers and business of theatre
a. Defines tasks associated with a theatre production
b. Calculates the amount of time needed to complete production tasks
c. Identifies and calculate costs associated the production
d. Creates an action plan and budget for a production
e. Analyzes the skills sets of professions associated with theatre production

Grade 9-12 - ADVANCED DRAMA III

TAHSADIII.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Examines the skills and tasks associated with acting on stage
b. Explores the development of an actor's skills and resources
c. Creates characters using the tools and resources of acting to a variety of formal and informal performances
d. Analyzes and applies observation skills for character creation

TAHSADIII.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Engages in script analysis from the perspective of technical theatre collaborators
b. Plans and creates technical elements of a theatrical production
c. Collaborates with other members of a creative team to create and execute formal and informal theatrical performances

TAHSADIII.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Examines the structure of the rehearsal process
b. Creates a prompt script with blocking notation for a 2-3 character scene
c. Develops a rehearsal schedule to prepare a scene for performance
d. Collaborates on formal and information theatrical performances

TAHSADIII.9 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Explores careers in theatre through participation in various production roles and activities
b. Articulates how participation in theatre equips students for success in careers within and outside the theatre community
c. Examines and critiques the structure and standard operating procedures of commercial, professional, amateur, and educational theatre organizations

Grade 9-12 - ADVANCED DRAMA II

TAHSADII.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Examines the skills and tasks associated with acting on stage
b. Explores the development of an actor's skills and resources
c. Creates characters using the tools and resources of acting to a variety of formal and informal performances
d. Analyzes and applies observation skills for character creation

TAHSADII.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Engages in script analysis from the perspective of technical theatre collaborators
b. Plans and creates technical elements of a theatrical production
c. Collaborates with other members of a creative team to create and execute formal and informal theatrical performances

TAHSADII.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Examines the structure of the rehearsal process
b. Creates a prompt script with blocking notation for a 2-3 character scene
c. Develops a rehearsal schedule to prepare a scene for performance
d. Collaborates on formal and information theatrical performances

TAHSADII.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Examines how theatre incorporates all art forms via a collaborative process
b. Explores the relationship between theatre and other non-arts disciplines
c. Synthesizes concepts and skills from other disciplines to create theatre

TAHSADII.9 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Explores careers in theatre through participation in various production roles and activities
b. Articulates how participation in theatre equips students for success in careers within and outside the theatre community
c. Examines and critiques the structure and standard operating procedures of commercial, professional, amateur, and educational theatre organizations

Grade 9-12 - ADVANCED DRAMA I

TAHSADI.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Examines the skills and tasks associated with acting on stage
b. Explores the development of an actor's skills and resources
c. Creates characters using the tools and resources of acting to a variety of formal and informal performances

TAHSADI.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Engages in script analysis from the perspective of technical theatre collaborators
b. Plans and creates technical elements of a theatrical production
c. Collaborates with other members of a creative team to create and execute formal and informal theatrical performances

TAHSADI.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Examines the structure of the rehearsal process
b. Creates a prompt script with blocking notation for a 2-3 character scene
c. Develops a rehearsal schedule to prepare a scene for performance
d. Collaborates on formal and information theatrical performances

TAHSADI.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Examines how theatre incorporates all art forms via a collaborative process
b. Explores the relationship between theatre and other non-arts disciplines
c. Synthesizes concepts and skills from other disciplines to create theatre

TAHSADI.9 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Explores careers in theatre through participation in various production roles and activities
b. Articulates how participation in theatre helps to equip students for success in careers within and outside the theatre community
c. Examines and critiques the structure and standard operating procedures of commercial, professional, amateur, and educational theatre organizations

Grade 9-12 - ACTING III

TAHSAIII.1 - Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
a. Engages in script analysis and study as a means of actor preparation
b. Utilizes evidence provided by the script to support decisions in characterization
c. Uses script analysis in the development of presentation of formal and informal theatre performances

TAHSAIII.2 - Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
a. Examines theatre practices regarding the development, structure, layout, and format of scripts
b. Uses improvisation, personal experiences, heritage, imagination, literature, and history to develop scripts
c. Performs formal and informal monologues and scenes based on published and original scripts

TAHSAIII.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Examines the voice, body, and imagination as tools of the actor
b. Explores observation, research, cultural development, and personal experience as potential resources available to the actor
c. Implements the tools and resources of acting in the development and presentation of formal and informal monologues and scenes
d. Researches and assesses the development of skills for character creation and performance

TAHSAIII.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Examines the appropriate relationship between the actor, designers, and technical crew
b. Explores the effects of set design, costume, and lighting on an actor’s performance
c. Plans and creates technical elements of a theatrical production
d. Collaborates with other members of a creative team to create and execute formal and informal theatrical performances

TAHSAIII.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Identifies the responsibilities and tasks of an actor in the preparation and performance of theatrical pieces
b. Explores and articulates the appropriate relationship between actors and the director
c. Collaborates on the development and presentation of formal and informal theatrical performances

TAHSAIII.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Examines the relationship between actors and other collaborators in a theatrical production
b. Assesses the relationship between an actor's life experience/knowledge and the actor’s development as a creative artist
c. Synthesizes concepts and/or skills from other disciplines to create a role or theatre piece.

Grade 9-12 - ACTING II

TAHSAII.1 - Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
a. Engages in script analysis and study as a means of actor preparation
b. Utilizes evidence provided by the script to support decisions in characterization
c. Uses script analysis in the development of presentation of formal and informal theatre performances

TAHSAII.2 - Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
a. Examines theatre practices regarding the development, structure, layout, and format of scripts
b. Uses improvisation, personal experiences, heritage, imagination, literature, and history to develop scripts
c. Performs formal and informal monologues and scenes based on published and original scripts

TAHSAII.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Examines the voice, body, and imagination as tools of the actor
b. Explores observation, research, cultural development, and personal experience as potential resources available to the actor
c. Implements the tools and resources of acting in the development and presentation of formal and informal monologues and scenes
d. Researches and assesses the development of skills for character creation and performance

TAHSAII.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Examines the appropriate relationship between the actor, designers, and technical crew
b. Explores the effects of set design, costume, and lighting on an actor’s performance
c. Plans and creates technical elements of a theatrical production
d. Collaborates with other members of a creative team to create and execute formal and informal theatrical performances

TAHSAII.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Identifies the responsibilities and tasks of an actor in the preparation and performance of theatrical pieces
b. Explores and articulates the appropriate relationship between actors and the director
c. Collaborates on the development and presentation of formal and informal theatrical performances

TAHSAII.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Examines the relationship between actors and other collaborators in a theatrical production
b. Assesses the relationship between an actor's life experience/knowledge and the actor’s development as a creative artist
c. Synthesizes concepts and/or skills from other disciplines to create a role or theatre piece

Grade 9-12 - ACTING I

TAHSAI.1 - Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
a. Engages in script analysis and study as a means of actor preparation
b. Utilizes evidence provided by the script to support decisions in characterization
c. Uses script analysis in the development of presentation of formal and informal theatre performances

TAHSAI.2 - Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
a. Examines theatre practices regarding the development, structure, lay-out, and format of scripts
b. Uses improvisation, personal experiences, heritage, imagination, literature, and history to develop scripts
c. Performs formal and informal monologues and scenes based on published and original scripts

TAHSAI.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Examines the appropriate relationship between the actor, designers, and technical crew
b. Explores the effects of set design, costume, and lighting on an actor’s performance
c. Plans and creates technical elements of a theatrical production
d. Collaborates with other members of a creative team to create and execute formal and informal theatrical performances

TAHSAI.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Identifies the responsibilities and tasks of an actor in the preparation and performance of a theatrical piece
b. Explores and articulates the appropriate relationship between actors and the director
c. Collaborates on the development and presentation of formal and informal theatrical performances

TAHSAI.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Examines the relationship between actors and other collaborators in a theatrical production
b. Assesses the relationship between an actor's life experience/knowledge and the actor’s development as an creative artistic
c. Synthesizes concepts and/or skills from other disciplines to create a role or theatre piece

Grade 9-12 - FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRE II

TAHSFTII.2 - Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
a. Critiques elements of dramatic structure
b. Recognizes realistic and conventional speech patterns within dialogue or dramatic verse
c. Identifies and distinguishes between stock and dynamic characters
d. Lists the steps in the dramatic writing process
e. Differentiates between drama and traditional literary writing
f. Incorporates dramatic elements through improvisation
g. Constructs scenes based on the elements of dramatic structure
h. Compares and contrasts dialogue from various theatrical genres
i. Interprets the objectives, decisions, and actions of characters
j. Develops and critiques various scripts
k. Creates and performs scenes for authentic audiences

TAHSFTII.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Investigates mental and emotional methods of actor for preparation
b. Demonstrates awareness of verbal elements of acting (e.g., voice, breathing)
c. Demonstrates non-verbal elements of acting (e.g., posture, facial expression, physical movement)
d. Acquires and incorporates sensory and emotional recall in character development
e. Constructs authentic characters through observation of human behavior
f. Demonstrates the goals, observations, actions, and tactics of characters
g. Differentiates between acting methods (e.g., Stanislavski, Uta Hagen)
h. Revises performance based on self-critique
i. Defends acting and character choices
j. Analyzes critiques of fellow classmates to create improved performance

TAHSFTII.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Identifies and defines the various roles of production personnel (sound/lighting, set, scenic, costume, makeup, marketing, and business aspects)
b. Identifies and applies basic elements and procedures involved in the construction of props, scenery, and platforms.
c. Distinguishes between effective and ineffective artistic designs
d. Infers elements of artistic design from scripts
e. Formulates a conceptualization of artistic design from scripts
f. Hypothesizes possible audiences responses to artistic elements
g. Creates product based on conceptualization
h. Demonstrates ability to plan, create, and assemble the technical elements for a scene or short play

TAHSFTII.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Analyzes the various aspects of directing
b. Recognizes directorial choices in performance
c. Describes the need for script analysis and concept development
d. Applies the process of directorial management
e. Distinguishes between effective and ineffective directorial choices
f. Formulates directorial questions (e.g., script choice, script analysis, audition and casting, planning and organizing, rehearsal, performance, evaluation)
g. Defends choice of script
h. Assesses acting and design elements of various scripts
i. Formulates a plan for rehearsal
j. Articulates the appropriate relationship between the actor, director and other theatre personnel (e.g., designers, technicians, managers)
k. Applies concepts of directorial design to performance

TAHSFTII.9 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Lists and defines the skill sets for the various theatre arts careers
b. Charts the skills learned in theatre arts which transfer to the workplace
c. Applies the business elements of a production (e.g., creating a portfolio or resume, printing, advertising, budgeting)
d. Demonstrates awareness of the discipline, knowledge, skills, and education required for careers in theatre
e. Collects and displays samples of theatre portfolios
f. Creates and revises a cost-benefit analysis of a production
g. Critiques sample theatre portfolios
h. Demonstrates mastery of various areas of business elements of theatre
i. Performs the tasks of business theatre personnel during productions

Grade 9-12 - FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRE I

TAHSFTI.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Investigates mental and emotional methods of actor preparation
b. Observes and incorporates details of common human activity
c. Demonstrates awareness of verbal elements of acting (e.g., voice, breathing)
d. Demonstrates non-verbal elements of acting (e.g., posture, facial expression, physical movement)

TAHSFTI.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Identifies and defines the various roles of production personnel (sound/lighting, set, scenic, costume, makeup, marketing and business aspects)
b. Recognizes and applies the basic elements and procedures involved in the construction of props, scenery, and platforms.

TAHSFTI.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Analyzes the various aspects of directing
b. Recognizes directorial choices in performance
c. Describes the need for script analysis and concept development
d. Applies the process of directorial management

TAHSFTI.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Identifies the various art forms which may be integrated into theatre (e.g., dance, music, visual arts, graphic arts, and electronic media)
b. Integrates various art forms into a cohesive theatre performance
c. Recognizes the arts as an effort to interpret and intensify experiences

TAHSFTI.9 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Lists and defines the skill sets for the various theatre arts careers
b. Charts the skills learned in theatre arts which transfer to the workplace
c. Applies the business elements of a production (e.g., creating a portfolio or resume, printing, advertising, budgeting)

Grade 8

TAMS8.1 - Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
a. Investigates the experiences and ideas present in all forms of presentational media
b. Analyzes the elements of drama present in theatrical experiences
c. Identifies and articulates dramatic structure used in various forms of theatre
d. Interprets meaning within various forms of theatrical experiences
e. Connects dramatic literature and theatre presentations to the human experience
f. Compares and contrasts various forms of theatre and other media

TAMS8.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
a. Analyzes character development within the theatrical contexts
b. Demonstrates the physical, emotional, vocal, and social dimensions of a character
c. Analyzes character motivation and behavior
d. Compares the relationships and interactions between characters

TAMS8.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Applies the technical elements of theatre
b. Utilizes available resources to plan for and support theatre activities
c. Designs and creates scenery, props, costumes, lighting, and sound/music for theatre
d. Develops a management plan for incorporating technical elements of theatre
e. Incorporates artistic and technical elements into a theatre production
f. Evaluates the effectiveness of artistic and technical elements used in a theatre production

TAMS8.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Assumes the role and responsibilities of the director
b. Collaborates with others to create a production timeline
c. Delegates and assigns responsibilities for completion of tasks
d. Identifies, assumes, and demonstrates leadership skills
e. Communicates concepts and ideas

TAMS8.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Applies advanced research skills to obtain appropriate cultural and historical information
b. Analyzes the cultural and historical context in theatre production
c. Supports artistic choices with cultural and historical information
d. Examines how culture is defined through theatre and other media

TAMS8.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences, to create theatre
a. Analyzes and explains common themes, content, and structure among theatre and other disciplines
b. Compares theatre and media presentations to human experiences
c. Incorporates multi-disciplinary aspects into theatre productions
d. Uses recurring cultural motifs and social themes as a basis for theatre presentations

GRADE 7

TAMS7.1 - Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
a. Identifies and compares elements of drama present in various forms of media
b. Outlines dramatic structure used in various forms of theatrical media
c. Compares common themes present in various forms of theatrical media
d. Creates a list of traits exhibited by archetypal characters
e. Analyzes the connections between theatre and real life
f. Compares different forms of media production

TAMS7.3 - Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments.
a. Identifies and demonstrates effective communication skills
b. Compares the physical, emotional, vocal, and social dimensions of a character
c. Analyzes the motivation for a character’s behavior
d. Demonstrates appropriate interactions between characters
e. Explores the variety of relationships between characters

TAMS7.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Identifies technical elements of theatre
b. Uses available resources to plan for and support theatre activities
c. Designs and creates scenery, props, costumes, lighting, and sound/music for theatre productions
d. Incorporates artistic and technical elements into a theatre production

TAMS7.5 - Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
a. Recognizes the role and responsibilities of the director
b. Collaborates with others to create a production timeline
c. Delegates and assigns responsibilities for completion of production tasks
d. Identifies and models leadership skills
e. Communicates concepts and ideas to the production crew and cast members

TAMS7.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Utilizes advanced research skills to obtain appropriate cultural and historical information
b. Analyzes the cultural and historical context in theatre production
c. Supports artistic choices with cultural and historical information
d. Draws conclusions regarding cultural similarities and differences
e. Examines how a culture is defined through theatre and other media

TAMS7.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Compares and contrasts theatre with other art forms
b. Articulates relationships between theatre and life
c. Utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to create original theatre
d. Synthesizes theatre styles and other media to create performances
e. Adapts a variety of literary forms into theatre productions

Georgia Performance Standards 2017 - Theatre Arts


Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Theatre Arts


MS 117.212 LII - Creative Expression: performance

B.2.G - create improvised scenes that include setting, character, and plot.

MS 117.213 LIII - Creative Expression: performance

B.2.B - portray characters through familiar movements and dialogue.

Alberta, Canada


Theatre Studies Level 1 - Beginning (performance analysis)

2 - identity specific criteria to assess a presentation

Ontario, Canada