Drama

DRAMA - COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Drama 10 / 10H
World Theatre Traditions & Drama Theorists 
Orientation: Theatre games, movement and trust building exercises.
Tableaux: stage composition, blocking, transitions
Students will create three tableaux pieces exploring three different themes. This will be done in groups. 
Voice and Speech: Students will explore the principal of voice and speech in performance.
Mask: Students will explore character work and physical theatre through the creation of their own mask and character. Solo performances.
Theatre History: Students will learn about Greek theatre and create a Greek ritual that incorporates the major elements discussed and explored in class.
Clown: Students will explore the principles of honesty and truth in performance through the creation of their own clown character.
Integrated Arts: Students will create a project that uses all the tools and skills they learnt throughout the course. Using various textual and musical sources as a starting point for creation, they will create a truly unique piece of theatre.

Drama 20 / 20IB
World Theatre Traditions & Drama Theorists 
Orientation: theatre games, movement, team and trust building
Movement: Various types of movement will be explored and students will work in groups to create a short movement piece that utilizes various styles, space, shape, levels and evokes emotion and thought.
Scene Study: Students will explore script analysis. They will perform 1-2 scene with a partner.
Performance and Research: Students will further investigate acting through the research, writing, and performance in a Director 30 piece and a monologue portraying a real person.
Playwriting: Students will write, direct, and workshop a scene they have created within a small group using various playwriting methods and exercises.
Children’s Theatre: As a class, students will stage a piece of children’s theatre, including all the technical elements.

Drama 30 / 30IB
Drama 30 students will be engaged in the most challenging and demanding course in the drama curriculum and this requires a commitment from the student that must be considered carefully. Not only is there a good deal of written work, students will be required to rehearse after school and attend all technical and cue to cue rehearsals when scheduled.  Students will be working with professional theatre artists and will be introduced to the theatre community.

World Theatre Traditions & Drama Theorists 
Orientation: Theatre games, movement and trust building exercises.
Movement: Various types of movement will be explored and students will work in groups to create a movement piece that utilizes various styles, space, shape, levels and evokes emotion and thought.
Auditioning: Students will learn how to choose the right monologue for an audition, do’s and don’ts of headshots, audition etiquette, create a theatrical resume and practice audition techniques. They will work with Photography students to shoot, critique and choose the right headshot to accompany their resume.
Directing/Lunchbox Theatre: Students will choose a script and make aesthetic and practical choices to ensure those choices are realized. They will be required to analyze the play, develop and analyze a character in the play, audition cast members to perform (no more than 2 or 3),  rehearse inside and outside of school and develop technical and lighting plans.  These  pieces will be performed in the theatre.

Ms. Yvonne Abusow - Teacher

Yvonne Abusow graduated from the University of Regina with a BFA in Film and Media Production and Studies. She worked as a filmmaker producing her own film projects and worked with independent filmmakers and artists in Calgary before switching course and entering the field of education. She continues to work with filmmakers, actors and artists but in teenage form. Switching from Film and Media into drama has been a smooth transition and she works with students in creative storytelling exploring the process of developing story as well as acting and performing. Ms. Abusow’s experience is varied and she continues to explore the multiple mediums of the performing arts. 


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