Drama 1 Walkaways
Term 1 or Term 3
Review Unit from Drama Foundations
□ I can define and demonstrate: pitch, rate, projection, diction, & tone in a performance.
□ I can identify: diaphragm, abdominal muscles, larynx, lip, teeth, tongue, soft palate, hard palate, vocal cords, gum ridge, glottis
□ I can define and demonstrate: energy, locomotion, balance, and relaxation in a performance.
□ I can define and demonstrate: body language, gesture, and facial expression in a performance.
Voice/Script Writing Unit
□ I can use the vocal variety I learned in Drama Foundations to create a specific character voice in a radio play.
□ I can write a story that follows the Aristotellian plot structure by writing a radio play with my classmates.
□ I can create developed characters in my script.
□ I can write a story that has enviroments, situations, and characters that relate to each other and make sense.
Movement/Emotional Recall Unit
□ I can use the movement techniques, body language, gestures, and facial expressions I learned in Drama Foundations to create a specific character in a silent film performance.
□ I can define and apply emotional recall in my performance.
□ I can point out and use specific techniques (triggers, visualization, emotional volume, “magic if”) used in emotional recall.
Self, Peer, and Performance Critique
□ I can give critiques that are positive, specific, and constructive (helpful)
□ I can show that I know how to set performance goals and figure out how to reach them
□ I can take appropriate and specific performance notes.
□ I can judge whether or not I’m a good audience member.
□ I can critique an entire production in a written analysis.
Term 2 or Term 4
□ I can define the rules of improvisation : 1) Always say “Yes”, 2) Say “Yes...and”, 3) Make statements, and 4)There are no mistakes. Only beautiful, happy accidents.
□ I can understand the rules to the improvisation activities.
□ I can define why improvisation is useful in performances.
□ I can perform in at least 2 improvisation games.
Characters/Objectives & Tactics Unit
□ I can create a history for my character.
□ I can use my script to analyze my character, the story, & my objectives & tactics.
□ I can determine what my character wants (objective) and how he/she tries to get what he/she wants in the scene (tactics).
□ I can show Ms. Cotten by performing in a duo/trio scene that I know how to apply using tactics.
□ I can show the audience & Ms. Cotten that my character is listening & reacting honestly in my scene performance.
Theater History Unit
□ I can demonstrate that I know where theater began.
□ I can explain how theater has evolved including acting and technological advancements.
□ I can use the audition techniques I learned in Drama Foundations.
□ I can use the 3x5 card system to help me build a resource for audition pieces.
□ I can identify and use audition etiquette as they are used for musical auditions.