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Areas and Elements of the Stage

by Karen Loftus

Students will identify and apply their knowledge of the areas and elements of the stage.

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Assessment

by Karen Loftus

The production binder is the final assessment. A checklist and rubric is included.

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Build a Mini Flat

by Karen Loftus

Students will explore every facet of scenic flats for the stage: terminology, design, structure, the process of building a flat.

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Building Stage Flats

by Karen Loftus

Lumber is expensive, so just letting the students have a go at building a stage flat could get pricey. Why not let them “try it out” by constructing the cheapest flat they’ll ever make. This lesson plan guides students through the identification and construction of the various elements of a stage flat (both Hollywood and Broadway) using paper, drinking straws, and glue.

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Building Stage Flats

by Karen Loftus

Students will be able to identify the various elements of a stage flat and comprehend the skills, process, and math required to construct a stage flat.

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Calling a Show

by Karen Loftus

Calling cues requires the ability to analyze, strategize, and problem solve. Calling cues becomes easier each time, but every show is different and presents new challenges. In this lesson, students practice the act of calling a show. What are the types of cues that can be used? How are they notated in a script?

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Changes and Transitions

by Josh Hatt

Students discuss scene changes and transitions. How can a poorly rehearsed transition hinder a technically effective performance? They then apply this discussion to a Scene Assignment. Groups create a scene and must demonstrate a scene change within the scene.

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Colour and Angles

by Josh Hatt

Students will explore how lighting can affect a scene through colour and angles. Questions include: What is mood? How do shadows affect a scene? Students are given a lighting assignment to apply colour and angles by drawing a simple light plot.

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Common Types of Theatres & Stages

by Lindsay Price

Students review the three most common types of theatre stages used today: proscenium, thrust, and arena stages. Students create the audience for a specific type of stage in a warm-up, and then in groups, students work to stage a fairy tale using the three different theatre configurations.

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Common Types of Theatres & Stages

by Lindsay Price

Students review the three most common types of theatre stages used today: proscenium, thrust, and arena stages. Students participate in a types of stages warm-up and explore how to stage something on different types of stages.

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Company Positions and Tasks

by Karen Loftus

This document outlines all of the potential roles and tasks for students in The Production Classroom. It includes the tasks each student is to complete for their production binder, as well as their particular role during the performance of the show.

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Costume and Scenic

by Karen Loftus

In this unit you’ll explore the elements created by scenic and costume designers as well as technical directors and costume shop managers to convey the designs and bring the final production to life.

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Costume Effectiveness

by Josh Hatt

Students give their research presentations from the previous class. They then discuss costume design and the impact of colour on costumes. How can colour communicate mood in a costume? Students complete a reflection on what they’ve learned so far.

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Costume Sales Pitch Assignment

by Josh Hatt

Students are given a Costume Sales Pitch Assignment. They will work in pairs to pitch costumes for a Blank Scene in which they must articulate mood, setting, the characters, and costume colours.

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Costume Sales Pitch Presentations

by Josh Hatt

Students are given time to prepare and then give their Costume Pitch Presentations. The emphasis is on the pairs demonstrating a knowledge of costume effectiveness.

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Crafts of Technical Theatre

by Karen Loftus

Students will identify areas of technical theatre known as “crafts” and explore how the use of these crafts affects storytelling.

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Creating Ambiance

by Holly Beardsley

To create ambiance is to define the feel, mood, and tone of a play. Light and sound can change ambiance drastically. A castle in dark shadows will look gloomy and mysterious, while a castle in bright light will appear magical. In this lesson, students will analyze the use of sound to create and change the ambiance of a production.

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Culminating Activity

by Lindsay Price

Students design, create, and implement a solution for the famous “exit, pursued by a bear” stage direction from Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.

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Culminating Activity

by Lindsay Price

Students work together to come up with a solution for the famous “exit, pursued by a bear” stage direction from Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale through written response, drawing, and making a design element with materials found at home.

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Culminating Project

by Karen Loftus

In this culminating project, students are put into groups to create the stage management elements for a new “production” of Jabberwocky, the poem by Lewis Carroll.

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Culminating Project: Song in a Box

by Matt Webster

Applying the concepts and skills they have acquired in this unit, students will analyze, design, then build a single, comprehensive miniature set inside of a shoebox (based on a song of their choosing).

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Design - Line and Shape

by Karen Loftus

Design, it’s not just for Art class anymore! A way to help your drama students understand abstract concepts is to let them take them for a test drive.

In this very basic exercise, students explore the design elements of line and shape using only a pencil and a sheet of paper.

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Drafting - Part 1

by Karen Loftus

Students explore an element of scenic design and apply their knowledge in a drafting exercise. They will use this information when they create a ground plan as part of their scenic design.

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Drafting - Part 2

by Karen Loftus

Students apply their knowledge by creating a ground plan.

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Drafting: Part 1

by Karen Loftus

Students are introduced to the concept of scale, sightlines, drafting symbols, and how to create a ground plan. A reflection is included.

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Drafting: Part 2

by Karen Loftus

Students apply what they learned in Drafting: Part 1 to create a ground plan for their design from The Glass Menagerie.

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Low-Tech Design

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students will review a scene written in a specific genre: Victorian ghost story. They will have to create lighting and sound without any equipment, and a costume design without any period pieces. How can students use atmosphere, found lighting, and live sound to visualize the genre
using low-tech options?

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Emergency Lesson Plan: Set Design Masterclass

by Lindsay Price

In this ELP, students participate in an online masterclass on directing and complete a viewing quiz.

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Exercise 2: Concept Creation

by Kerry Hishon

Students work in groups of 2 or 3 for this exercise on concept creation.

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Exercise 3: Found Lighting Sources

by Kerry Hishon

In this exercise, students are given the opportunity to explore different methods of creating lighting effects using items and resources found around them.

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Exercise 4: Shadow Puppetry

by Kerry Hishon

In this exercise, students will create a short shadow puppetry scene behind a sheet that is backlit.

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Exercise 5: Notating and Communicating Your Concept

by Kerry Hishon

This exercise takes the concept creation ideas explored in a previous exercise and has students notate their lighting plans on a script.

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Final Submission

by Karen Loftus

Students hand in script notes, ground plan, and renderings. An assessment rubric is included, as well as ideas for unit reflection and an extra credit project.

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Gridding Project

by Karen Loftus

Students experiment with the scaling technique of gridding as a way to enlarge a smaller image and mimic the technique scenic painters use to create backdrops.

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How to Create a Master Props List

by Kerry Hishon

The objective of this lesson is to put students in a theatre production role. Introduce the concept of a master props list to students: what it is, why it is useful, and how to create one.

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How to Create a Master Props List

by Karen Loftus

To put students in a theatre production role and introduce one of the tasks of a prop master: a master props list.

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Introduction and Exercise 1

by Kerry Hishon

The exercises within this unit are meant for students to explore the concept of lighting for theatre without the need for extensive tech or even a theatrical lighting grid. Each exercise is meant to build upon the previous one, as students grow in their confidence with thinking about lighting in different ways.

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Introduction to Costuming

by Josh Hatt

Students are introduced to costuming through a tableau exercise, discuss the role of costumes in a performance and the impact of colour in costumes. The lesson concludes with a costume research assignment.

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Introduction to Lighting

by Josh Hatt

Students are introduced to lighting through video demonstration, discuss the impact of lighting on a scene, address lighting safety and complete a vocabulary activity.

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Introduction to Makeup

by Josh Hatt

Students are introduced to makeup through video demonstration and discuss the impact of makeup in a performance. What is the role of makeup in an effective production? Resources are introduced along with the Makeup Code of Conduct. The lesson concludes with students conducting research on
pictures for possible makeup designs.

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Introduction to Set Design

by Lea Marshall

This hyperdoc unit is designed for students to work through at their own pace.

There are five levels that students work through independently:

Level 1: The Introduction.
Level 2: Dream Room Project.
Level 3: Become a Design Expert - students learn more about colour theory, design elements such as line and shape, types of set design, and set pieces most often used in set design.
Level 4: A Set Designer License Test which applies everything students have gone through thus far.
Level 5: The culminating project which has students designing a set for a song, book or play.

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Introduction to Sound

by Josh Hatt

Students are introduced to sound through video demonstration, discuss the impact of sound on a
scene, and complete a vocabulary activity.

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Introduction to Staging

by Josh Hatt

Students are introduced to staging through video demonstration and discuss the role of staging in a performance. How does staging help to visualize a location? The lesson concludes with a Greek Myth Staging Activity.

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Lighting and Sound

by Karen Loftus

The lighting and sound you use for The Production Classroom will depend on what resources are available to you. This unit will explore how your lighting and sound designers can prepare and execute their designs to help support the script of your show.

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Lighting Design

by Karen Loftus

To be able to demonstrate knowledge of lighting effectiveness.

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Lighting Effectiveness

by Josh Hatt

Students continue to work on their lighting assignment. They will rehearse their scenes, continue to discuss lighting effectiveness and reflect on their work in class.

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Lighting Systems

by Karen Loftus

To demonstrate comprehension of how lighting systems work.

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Line and Shape

by Karen Loftus

Students will explore the meaning and power of lines and shapes as a way to communicate emotion and ideas. Students will create examples of emotional expression through simple lines.

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Line and Shape

by Karen Loftus

Students explore the design concepts of line and shape and how they can be used by a designer to affect an audience.

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Liquid Latex Technique

by Josh Hatt

This is a completely optional day as it requires a material (liquid latex) that you wouldn’t normally have on hand. It gives you an opportunity to show students another facet of stage makeup, opening the door for ideas and projects that students can do within this mini unit. It also creates a great “buy-
in” for students who have been reticent to the process thus far.

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Makeup Application

by Josh Hatt

Students take everything they have learned, and complete their makeup designs on themselves.

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Makeup Assignment

by Josh Hatt

In this class period, students must decide what makeup application they are going to strive for and determine what skills they need to make it happen.

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Makeup Design Plot

by Josh Hatt

Students work on their makeup design plot. They have this class period to complete their design on paper.

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Makeup Skill Practice

by Josh Hatt

Students use this class to learn and practice any makeup skills they will require to complete their makeup design.

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Makeup Techniques

by Josh Hatt

Students explore basic makeup techniques through practical means, video demonstration, and online research.

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Marketing and Audience Experience

by Karen Loftus

This unit will explore a couple of the Business roles: (1) Marketing and (2) Front of House. As a reminder: Artistic jobs create ideas. The production jobs implement those ideas. And the business jobs provide the framework that allow those ideas to be shared.

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Optional Video Exercise

by Kerry Hishon

Use this optional exercise to show students a video about the role of a lighting designer in a professional setting.

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Paper Runway

by Karen Loftus

To learn and execute a skill associated with a tech theatre role.

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Paperwork and the Prompt Script

by Karen Loftus

One goal of a stage manager is to prepare all of the necessary information to ensure a successful production. For example: character/scene breakdown, prop list, light cues, schedules. In this lesson, students practice creating a number of documents which every stage manager keeps in their prompt script.

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Part 1: The Costume Designer

by Karen Loftus

Students are exposed to research, concepts, and skill sets while they explore costume design and the role of the costume designer. They will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of costume effectiveness.

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Part 2: The Costumer

by Karen Loftus

Students are exposed to research, concepts, and skill sets while they explore the role of the costumer. They will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of costume effectiveness.

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Performance and Strike

by Karen Loftus

This cover the necessary procedures for each and every show, as well as what has to happen once your show is over. Checklists for setup and breakdown are included, as well as performance reports, strike plan and worksheets.

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Pillow Construction

by Karen Loftus

To learn and execute a skill associated with a tech theatre role.

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Pre-Knowledge

by Lindsay Price

Experience Tech Theatre: Students will explore how technical theatre affects storytelling.

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Pre-Knowledge

by Lindsay Price

Students will identify areas of technical theatre and explore how the use of these crafts affects storytelling.

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Preparing for the First Rehearsal

by Karen Loftus

Along with paperwork, there are other tasks a stage manager must undertake to prepare for rehearsal. Students will perform tasks that a stage manager must carry out to prepare the rehearsal space and communicate with actors/crew.

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Preparing to Produce

by Karen Loftus

This unit marks the first step in the production process: identifying and understanding theatre company roles, identifying student skills for particular roles, and identifying production needs.

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Production Binder

by Karen Loftus

This lesson describes the production binder, including everything that should be included as well as how to organize.

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Properties & Prop Design

by Karen Loftus

In this lesson, students will take what they learn about the different types of props and how props are created or acquired in order to apply it to a specific project. Using their critical thinking skills, they’ll have to invent, design, and create a science fiction style prop for a hypothetical show.

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Properties and Prop Design

by Karen Loftus

Students​ ​will​ examine various definitions of stage properties and learn ways to categorize properties for the stage.

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Properties and Prop Design

by Karen Loftus

Students demonstrate comprehension of what a property is, the various categories of props, and how props are created.

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Props Challenges and How to Overcome Them

by Kerry Hishon

Props add so much to a production, but they can also be challenging to work with. From dealing with a huge list of props, to having trouble using props during rehearsal, to problems with broken, missing, or consumable props, students need to work together to problem solve when a props issue occurs. This is great practice for students working on productions, because props problems will inevitably crop up.

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Props Challenges and How to Overcome Them

by Karen Loftus

To apply problem-solving skills with respect to props challenges.

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Real World Applications: Dressers

by Lindsay Price

In this real world application lesson students view videos of a theatre profession, complete viewing quizzes, and hand in a Reflection.

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Reflection

by Josh Hatt

Students watch the scenes from the previous class and reflect as a group on the process.

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Reflection

by Josh Hatt

Students discuss the scenes from the previous class and reflect as a group on the process.

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Reflection

by Josh Hatt

Students discuss the presentations from the previous class and reflect as a group on the process. They address the role of costumes and costume effectiveness in a scene.

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Reflection

by Josh Hatt

Students discuss the scenes from the previous class and reflect as a group on the process. They then address how lighting, sound, costume and staging interact together to create a technically effective scene.

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Reflection

by Josh Hatt

Students discuss and reflect on the process. What went well? What didn’t go so well?

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Rehearsals Part One: Responsibilities

by Karen Loftus

In this lesson, students practice some of the rehearsal responsibilities of a stage manager such as keeping rehearsals running on time through proper communication, line notes, and completing a rehearsal report.

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Rehearsals Part Three: Final Preparations

by Karen Loftus

In this lesson, students will explore the final preparations stage managers perform before heading into performance, and they go through a scheduling exercise.

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Rehearsals Part Two: Tracking

by Karen Loftus

In this lesson, students practice some of the tracking tasks required of the stage manager in rehearsal: blocking, scene shifts, and props/costumes.

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Rendering

by Karen Loftus

Students learn what a rendering is and how to draw their own from their ground plans.

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Rendering

by Karen Loftus

Students explore an element of scenic design and apply their knowledge to create a rendering.

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Research Project: Costume Construction - Stitch Lesson

by Karen Loftus

Students take what they’ve learned about a new stitch and demonstrate a way to teach it to others.

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Research Project: Elements of Design

by Karen Loftus

Students will research and apply knowledge on the effect of colour.

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Research Project: Greek Myth Sound Assignment

by Karen Loftus

To have students demonstrate an effective use of sound for a specific story.

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Research Project: Lighting

by Karen Loftus

Students will dive deeper in their knowledge of specific lighting equipment and/or systems as a way to further their ability to use lighting as a tool of storytelling.

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Research Project: Props

by Karen Loftus

To continue exploring elements of the role of prop master.

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Research Project: Scenic Construction

by Karen Loftus

To continue exploring elements of scenic construction.

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Research Project: Scenic Painting

by Karen Loftus

To continue exploring elements of painting techniques.

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Research Project: What is Theatre Production?

by Karen Loftus

Students will research a tech theatre organization and apply their knowledge by creating a marketing brochure.

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Running List Exercise

by Kerry Hishon

To learn the importance of an organized backstage – through discussion, solving issues through performance, and applying knowledge.

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Same Show, Different Stages

by Kerry Hishon

The objective of this lesson is to introduce, compare, and contrast different types of theatrical performance venues/stages.

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Scene Assignment: Presentation

by Josh Hatt

Students review what makes a scene technically effective. They are given time to rehearse and then present their scenes. The emphasis is on the groups demonstrating a knowledge of staging effectiveness.

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Shop Safety

by Karen Loftus

Students will identify, comprehend, and demonstrate their knowledge of shop safety by creating a public safety announcement.

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Sound Assignment

by Josh Hatt

Students continue to work on their sound assignment. They will rehearse their scenes, continue to discuss sound effectiveness and reflect on their work in class.

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Sound Design

by Karen Loftus

To be able to demonstrate knowledge of sound effectiveness.

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Sound Effectiveness

by Josh Hatt

Students will explore how sound can affect the mood of a scene. They are then given a sound assignment to apply sound and music to a blank scene using a specific format.

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Stage Geography & Parts of a Theatre

by Lindsay Price

Students learn about stage geography and parts of a theatre. Students practice stage geography in a warm-up, and then participate in a group activity where they are given random stage geography positions and have to present a scene from those positions.

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Stage Management Calls Game

by Karen Loftus

It’s important for students to be aware of both onstage and offstage theatre roles. But applying stage management tasks to a classroom setting is not always easy to do. The Stage Management Calls Game gives students a practical way to hear and react to the various things a stage manager may say during a rehearsal or technical rehearsal.

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Stage Management: Know the Details

by Anna Porter

Students will learn the details a stage manager must be aware of as well as how to communicate those details in a clear and productive way.

Students analyze a work of art to find the visual details required for that “production” and create an organized list to communicate those details. Students then apply those skills to a written script as the stage manager.

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Stage Managers in Rehearsal

by Karen Loftus

Stage Managers have numerous responsibilities in the production process. This lesson will focus in on the things a stage manager does prior to and during blocking rehearsal from preparing for rehearsal, to taking blocking notation, to communicating important notes to other members of the production.

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Staging Effectiveness

by Josh Hatt

Students complete a Staging Vocabulary Activity. They are then given a setting description and have to draw a set based on the description. The point of the activity is not to excel in drawing but learning how to plan and translate a description into a physical setting.

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Step by Step

by Karen Loftus

This lesson covers a general overview of The Production Classroom process. It includes pacing suggestions for each step as well as how to find the necessary documentation to complete each step.

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Student Leadership - Stage and Production Management

by Karen Loftus

This unit will allow students to explore the responsibilities of the stage manager and production manager. It may help you determine who the best students are for these roles.

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Tech Rehearsal and Performance

by Josh Hatt

Students are given time for a tech rehearsal and then perform their scenes. The emphasis is on the groups demonstrating a knowledge of lighting effectiveness.

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Tech Rehearsal and Performance

by Josh Hatt

Students are given time for a tech rehearsal and then perform their scenes. The emphasis is on the groups demonstrating a knowledge of sound effectiveness.

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Technical Director and Tech Crews / Stage Manager and Running Crews

by Lindsay Price

Students are introduced to two groups of technical theatre roles and the people in charge of those groups: the technical director and tech crews and the stage manager and running crews. Students will take on the role of a stage manager and practice the calls a stage manager would use.

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Technical Rehearsals

by Karen Loftus

The stage manager is the guiding force behind a technical rehearsal. In this lesson we will go through a number of different technical rehearsals and how a stage manager uses their preparation to keep a technical rehearsal moving.

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Technical Rehearsals

by Karen Loftus

A review of the various types and stages of technical rehearsals, as well as departmental responsibilities, daily procedures, and sample technical rehearsal schedule.

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Technical Theatre Performance Challenge

by Kerry Hishon

Students will work in small groups to devise a one-minute long theatrical piece from a prompt. They will create a performance, create a prompt script, assign Stage Manager and Technical Operator roles, rehearse the piece, and perform it for the rest of the class. Depending on your time allowance, this lesson could be completed in one class using only items found in the classroom; or this lesson can be spread over four classes (one class to assign and plan, one class to rehearse, one class as a technical/dress rehearsal, and one class as a performance and discussion/reflection class).

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The Audition Process

by Karen Loftus

This 3-part process includes preparation for auditions, initial auditions, and callbacks.

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The Color Wheel

by Holly Beardsley

Students will use the color wheel as a way to connect emotion and character through color and color theory. They will then apply this to set design.

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The Effects of Colour

by Karen Loftus

Students continue to explore design through the effects of colour and apply their knowledge.

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The Process

by Karen Loftus

Students learn a process for scenic design and participate in an exercise to develop their skills.

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The Rehearsal Process

by Karen Loftus

This process covers typical day procedures for rehearsal and documents students should be using daily during the rehearsal process.

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The Run of a Show

by Karen Loftus

During the run of a show, whether it’s one night or a show that runs for years, the stage manager is in charge. In this lesson, students will complete a performance problem-solving exercise, tackle performance reports, and reflect on whether or not they’d make a good stage manager.

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The Scenic Design Process

by Karen Loftus

Students explore the process of scenic design so they:
• Have a guided path for work that they might create.
• Understand what information designers need in order to create.

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The Script

by Karen Loftus

Students use the opening stage directions from The Glass Menagerie script to identify scenic elements and create thumbnail sketches of a set.

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Theatre Hierarchy

by Lindsay Price

This lesson introduces students to the various roles in the theatre and how they make up a hierarchy. Students take on the role of one of these three important roles in a theatre production through an activity.

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Theatre Hierarchy

by Lindsay Price

This lesson introduces students to the various roles in the theatre and how they make up a hierarchy. Students take on the role of one of these three important roles in a theatre production through an activity.

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Troubleshooting

by Karen Loftus

The Production Classroom has its challenges. The scenarios included are designed to help you to think about some potential barriers to having a successful production.

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Types of Theatre Spaces

by Karen Loftus

Students will identify and apply knowledge of different types of theatre spaces.

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Unit Project

by Karen Loftus

To apply knowledge in a unit project.

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Unit Reflection & Rubric

by Kerry Hishon

A reflection and rubric is included for final assessment of the work completed in this unit.

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Utilizing the Script

by Karen Loftus

Students analyze a script to determine scenic needs. They utilize thumbnail sketches to explore potential designs for a play.

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Virtual Scene/Set Shop

by Karen Loftus

Students identify tools used in a set/scene shop and understand their functions. They explore the tools by creating a virtual set/scene shop using traditional classroom supplies.

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What is a Stage Manager

by Karen Loftus

In this lesson students are introduced to the definition of a stage manager, learn what a stage management team may look like, and take on their first stage management tasks: reading the script and creating a props list.

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What is Scenic Design?

by Karen Loftus

Students are introduced to the concept of scenic design, as well as the role of the Scenic (or Set) Designer. They are also introduced to the 3 kinds of props and 2 types of sets

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What is Scenic Design?

by Karen Loftus

Students explore the effect scenic design can have on storytelling using designed environments from known TV shows and movies.

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Who's Who in a Theatre Company

by Karen Loftus

Students will identify and understand the roles and responsibilities in a theatre company: artistic, production, and business.

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