In The Production Classroom, instructor Karen Loftus will show you how to explore ways that you can produce shows during your regular class time. The course gives you a series of exercises and reflections that help you determine everything, from the type of show you may want to do, to the way you can divide up your class and responsibilities, to specific assignments that will keep your students engaged and focused.

The Production Classroom is the ultimate in project-based learning. Students learn to work collaboratively while setting goals and working towards a successful finished project. The course includes exercises and strategies to use with students to help assure their success in the production. Multiple examples and anecdotes help you to envision what the production classroom could look like in your room, performance space or theatre.

Course Outline

Lesson 0: Introduction 3:36
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Lesson 1: Resources 12:57
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Lesson 2: Theatre Company Positions 15:56
Lesson 3: Space 11:02
Lesson 4: Responsibilities 33:56
Lesson 5: Classroom Procedures 8:28
Lesson 6: Technical Rehearsals & Performances 10:35
Lesson 7: Pitfall Strategies & Reflection 9:31

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Standards Addressed

Common Core


National Core Arts Standards


TH:Cn11.2: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding - Grade 6

TH:Cn11.2.6.b - Investigate the time period and place of a drama/theatre work to better understand performance and design choices.

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.b - Synthesize ideas from research, script analysis, and context to create a performance that is believable, authentic, and relevant in a 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:Cr1.1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work - High School Advanced

TH:Cr1.1.HSIII.b - Create a complete design for a drama/theatre work that incorporates all elements of technology.

TH:Cr1.1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work - High School Accomplished

TH:Cr1.1.HSII.b - Understand and apply technology to design solutions for a drama/theatre work.

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:Pr5.1: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation - Grade 7

TH:Pr5.1.7.b - Choose a variety of technical elements that can be applied to a design in a drama/theatre work.

California VAPA Standards (2001)


California VAPA Standards (2019)


6.TH:Cn11.2 Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.

6.TH:Cn11.2.b - Investigate the time period and place of a drama/theatre work to better understand performance and design choices.

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.

Florida Sunshine State Standards


Skills, Techniques & Processes

TH.912.S.1.3 - Develop criteria that may be applied to the selection and performance of theatrical work.

TH.912.S.1.7 - Interpret dramatic texts, organize and conduct rehearsals, and justify directorial choices for formal and informal productions.

TH.912.S.1.8 - Use research to extract clues in dramatic texts to create performances or technical elements, choosing those that are most interesting and that best convey dramatic intent.

TH.912.S.2.1 - Create one or more technical design documents for a theatrical production.

TH.912.S.2.2 - Apply technical knowledge of safety procedures and demonstrate safe operation of theatre equipment, tools, and raw materials.

TH.912.S.2.3 - Demonstrate an understanding of a dramatic work by developing a character analysis for one or more of its major characters and show how the analysis clarifies the character's physical and emotional dimensions.

TH.912.S.2.7 - Create a prompt book to organize dramaturgy, blocking, and play analysis to demonstrate understanding of the production process and the job responsibilities of a director or stage manager.

TH.912.S.2.9 - Research and defend one's own artistic choices as a designer.

TH.912.S.3.1 - Articulate, based on research, the rationale for artistic choices in casting, staging, or technical design for a scene from original or scripted material.

TH.912.S.3.2 - Exercise artistic discipline and collaboration to achieve ensemble in rehearsal and performance.

TH.912.S.3.3 - Develop acting skills and techniques in the rehearsal process.

TH.912.S.3.9 - Research, analyze, and explain the processes that playwrights, directors, designers, and performers use when developing a work that conveys artistic intent.

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.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Explores the relationship between research and theatrical production
b. Engages in meaningful cultural and historical research to support formal or informal theatrical performance
c. Develops and executes a presentation or lobby display that summarizes the impact of cultural and historical research on a theatrical production

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.5 - Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations
a. Examines performance/production history of plays scheduled for production
b. Explores the reception and reaction of productions in other communities
c. Applies knowledge of appropriate historic and cultural reactions to a marketing plan

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

TAHSTM.7 - Critiquing various aspects of marketing for theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
a. Designs, implements, and assesses a marketing plan
b. Records and analyzes trends in the local market
c. Evaluates the success of marketing efforts for individual events and the season as a whole

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

TAHSTTIV.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Analyzes a variety of dramatic works for color, style, line, texture, and technical requirements influenced by history and culture
b. Researches, justifies, and illustrates historical, cultural, and symbolic image and sound choices to interpret a variety of dramatic works for productions

TAHSTTIV.7 - Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations
a. Analyzes the effects of technical theatre and media on the mores and politics of current and past cultures
b. Creates and articulates the reasoning behind design concepts that reflect the influence of social, political and economic standards

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

TAHSTTIII.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Researches and describes appropriate historical and contemporary production designs from a variety of dramatic works for formal and informal theatre, film, video, and electronic media productions
b. Identifies and explains the historical and cultural influences on the visual and aural elements from a variety of works such as fairy tales, books, and plays

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.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Analyzes a variety of dramatic texts to determine their production requirements by referencing historical and cultural contexts
b. Compares and contrasts the historic setting, culture, and geography of a play script, and how these factors influence the visual and aural representation in a classroom, on stage, or in media
c. Researches historical and cultural influences from a variety of resources including texts, library, artifacts, and the internet, to develop credible design choices

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

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.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.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Defines the role of a dramaturge
b. Analyzes a musical text for era specific language, music style, and other cultural characteristics
c. Investigates the careers of musical theatre collaborators and their influence on theatre
d. Creates and presents a research project directly related to a musical theatre 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

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.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.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Defines the role of a dramaturge
b. Analyzes a musical text for era specific language, music style, and other cultural characteristics
c. Investigates the careers of musical theatre collaborators
d. Examines the influences of social, historical, and economic conditions on the musical script
e. Constructs a dramaturgical display related to a musical production
f. Researches unfamiliar vocabulary and phrases found in musical theatre texts

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.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.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Defines the role of a dramaturge
b. Analyzes a musical text for era specific language, music style, and other cultural characteristics
c. Investigates the careers of musical theatre collaborators

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

TAHSTLII.9 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Analyzes the needs and costs associated with a theatre production in ten years
b. Defines ways to streamline responsibilities involved in theatre production
c. Creates a 21st century marketing plan for a theatre production
d. Describes how professions associated with media production are changing
e. Describes how advances in technology are changing job opportunities in the theatre and film making business

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.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Explores the relationship between research and theatrical production
b. Engages in meaningful cultural and historical research to support formal or informal theatrical performance
c. Develops and executes a presentation or lobby display that summarizes the impact of cultural and historical research on a theatrical production

TAHSADIII.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

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.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Explores the relationship between research and theatrical production
b. Engages in meaningful cultural and historical research to support formal or informal theatrical performance
c. Develops and executes a presentation or lobby display that summarizes the impact of cultural and historical research on a theatrical production

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.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Explores the relationship between research and theatrical production
b. Engages in meaningful cultural and historical research to support formal or informal theatrical performance
c. Develops and executes a presentation or lobby display that summarizes the impact of cultural and historical research on a theatrical production

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.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.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Explores the use of cultural and historical information in character development
b. Examines research methods used by professional actors and actresses
c. Implements meaningful research efforts in developing formal and informal theatre 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.

TAHSAIII.8 - Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations
a. Examines theatrical performance conventions from a variety of historical periods
b. Explores cultural influences on acting, theatre, and human interaction
c. Applies appropriate historic and cultural data during the performance of a character in formal and informal theatrical pieces
d. Researches and applies the knowledge of historical movement and acting technique to character development
e. Assesses the application of historic and contemporary acting theories to a variety of classical and contemporary theatre literature

TAHSAIII.9 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Examines how talent and training impact careers in acting
b. Assesses the effectiveness of various strategies in pursuing an acting career
c. Investigates how an actor's preparation might have an impact on career development outside the theatre community
d. Determines and demonstrates effective audition etiquette and technique

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.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.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Explores the use of cultural and historical information in character development
b. Examines research methods used by professional actors and actresses
c. Implements meaningful research efforts in developing formal and informal theatre 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

TAHSAII.9 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Examines how talent and training impact careers in acting
b. Assesses the effectiveness of various strategies in pursuing an acting career
c. Investigates how an actor's preparation might have an impact on career development outside the theatre community
d. Determines and demonstrates effective audition etiquette and technique

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.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

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.6 - Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
a. Explores the use of cultural and historical information in character development
b. Examines research methods used by professional actors and actresses
c. Implements meaningful research efforts in developing formal and informal theatre 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.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.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. Recognizes the arts as an effort to interpret and intensify experiences
c. Examines the contributions of the other arts in the creation of a role or the production of drama
d. Synthesizes observation, imagination, and research to create characters, environments, and situations
e. Combines elements of other disciplines to create theatre arts

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.1 - Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
a. Critiques elements of theatrical conventions
b. Generates and uses terminology and outline for critiquing theatre presentation
c. Cites evidence of how theatre reflects life through universal themes
d. Identifies stage terminology

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

TAMS8.2 - Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
a. Classifies different techniques of storytelling
b. Utilizes improvisation techniques to generate script ideas
c. Develops scripts by adapting appropriate ideas from personal experiences, literature and/or other forms of print media
d. Identifies and articulates the elements and structure of drama in the scriptwriting process
e. Incorporates the steps of the writing process into script writing process

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

TAMS8.9 - Exploring the careers and business of theatre
a. Examines the needs and costs associated with a media production
b. Identifies the marketing aspects of a theatre production
c. Identifies and analyzes professions associated with media production
d. Creates an evaluation plan to determine production effectiveness

GRADE 7

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

TAMS7.7 - 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

TAMS7.9 - Exploring the careers and business of theatre
a. Creates a chart of the needs and costs associated with media production
b. Defines professional responsibilities involved in media production
c. Creates a marketing plan for a media production
d. Describes the major professions associated with media production
e. Creates a plan to determine production effectiveness

Georgia Performance Standards 2017 - Theatre Arts


North Carolina Essential Standards


Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Theatre Arts


MS 117.212 LII - Foundations: Inquiry and Understanding

B.1.E - demonstrate knowledge of theatrical vocabulary and terminology.

MS 117.213 LIII - Creative Expression: performance

B.2.D - express thoughts and feelings using effective voice and diction.

Alberta, Canada


Technical Theatre/Design 10-20-30 - Management - Properties

1 - demonstrate understanding of the purpose of stage properties

British Columbia - 2018 (latest)


GRADE 9 - DRAMA - Communicating and documenting

Compose, interpret, and expand ideas using symbolism, imagery, and elements

GRADE 10 - DRAMA - Reason and reflect

Apply feedback to develop and refine ideas

GRADE 10 - DRAMA - Connect and expand

Demonstrate respect for self, others, and the audience

GRADE 11 - DRAMA - Connect and expand

Demonstrate awareness of self, others, and audience

GRADE 12 - DRAMA - Connect and expand

Demonstrate respect for self, others, and audience

British Columbia, Canada


Ontario, Canada


Grade 12 - Reflecting, Responding and Analyzing - The Critical Analysis Process

B.1.3 - analyse and evaluate the aesthetic and technical aspects of a variety of drama works and/or theatrical productions