Drama Assignments

Denise Eufusia
Electives ~ High School

This course provides an introduction to acting for the stage, with an emphasis on attaining skills in improvisation, character development, and dramatic presentation. Students will participate in both group and individual exercises in every class session, gaining the experience needed to present a showcase of their work at the end of the school year. Classwork will include a mixture of physical and vocal warm-ups, theatre games, acting exercises, and scene study.


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Here is a recap of what we discussed in class on Friday, November 8th:
The six weeks we agreed we would spend exploring our options for our spring production have passed, and we have agreed we want to perform an original ensemble piece. Much of the general outline has already been decided, and now it's time to get it all down on paper. It's also time to confirm the date for the performance, tentatively set for Friday, May 8, 2020.
My assignments are to 1) share an initial draft of the play with you via Google docs that is based on our discussions and improvisations to this point; and 2) reserve the multipurpose room for the date of our performance.
Your assignments are to 1) find and begin memorizing a short monologue that will help you develop your character; and 2) confirm your availability and commitment to perform on May 8.
If you need help finding a monologue, please let me know via email before Friday, November 15: deufusia@orchardviewschool.org. I would like to begin working with these in class that day.