Mrs. Greenway

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Mrs. Greenway

Welcome to Drama

 

Get ready for an intensive and action packed elective!  We will be studying and applying the basic skills and disciplines of acting and performance production.  Students will learn techniques related to various aspects of drama, including monologues, improvisation, movement, directing and more.

 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Mrs. Greenway

 

Drama Work for 3/30-4/9

The assignment is as follows:

Acting is said to be the study of human behavior.  So, in addition to your own memories and imagination, you must depend on your powers of observation.  As an actor, you must become aware of how other people feel, move, speak, think, and behave.  You must be able to remember what you observe, and use it to build believable characters.
  
Directions  In this assignment you will describe a familiar object and provide your thoughts and feelings about it from your sense memory - in which you use all five senses (sight, sound, taste, tough, and smell) to remember an experience related to the object.  You should describe the physical object in detail and also write about what the object means to you. 
 
For example, let's say that you decide upon a treasured toy from your early childhood.  Using your powers of observation, you will write about this item in such a way that your audience will visualize the object you describe.  But you can also share other details and memories, such as how you felt when you first saw the toy or what it meant to you at a particular time in your life.  Perhaps the toy makes you feel sad that you are no longer as carefree as you once were.  Or it might amuse you to think about a time when the toy was an important part of your life.
 
You can choose any object - but make sure it's one that means something to you or meant something to you in the past.  In order to describe your object so that your audience will actually be able to see it, ask yourself the following questions and keep a list of your answers:
  • What does the object look like?
  • How does it smell?
  • How does it feel?
  • How does it/might it taste (if applicable)
  • How does it sound?
  • What does it remind me of?
  • What makes it important to me?
Suggestions for Objects
  • a piece of jewelry
  • a photograph
  • an article of clothing
  • a trophy or plaque
  • a piece of art
  • a musical instrument
  • anything else that might be special or important to you

Your observation paper should be about one page long and you can send it to me using Microsoft 365 or through email.  Just do your best, we are in an unusual situation.  As always, I can be reached though email.

Hope all is well,

Mrs. Greenway

 

Drama Work for 3/16-3/27
The assignment is as follows:

Write a one-page narrative reflection of the latest group play process.  You can include your description and thoughts about the following, but you are not limited to only these topics.
- group dynamics (describe and reflect on the group selection process and how the group worked together)
- script writing process
- rehearsal process
- play expectations (predictions about how the play would have been received by your audience, favorite parts, feelings about the performance, etc)
- set three goals for yourself going forward related to drama/public speaking/presentations

 

You can share this with me on Microsoft 365, email it to me, or turn it in the day we return.


Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Greenway

jgreenway@travisusd.org

 

 

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