During this one week camp, students will demonstrate their ability to create a character by exploring character development activities and exercises. Explore physical, vocal and physiological choices to develop a performance that is believable, authentic, and relevant to a drama/theatre work. Examine how character relationships assist in telling the story of a drama/theatre work. Shape character choices using given circumstances in a drama/theatre work. Respond to what is seen, felt, and heard in a drama/theatre work to develop criteria for artistic choices. Investigate how cultural perspectives, community ideas and personal beliefs impact a drama/theatre work.
* Characters should be real, relatable people grounded in experience and background.
* We can portray a personality and attitude with body and voice.
* How can I use “myself” as I create a character?
* What part does relationship and honesty play in portraying a character?
* How can I find clues in the text and given circumstances to create a character?
MAIN 8 LESSONS for the WEEK:
Text as a Resource for Character Development
Students will demonstrate their understanding of character development by interpreting and performing a character based on a text.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of character development by completing a personal profile worksheet.
Characterization Using Context
Students will demonstrate an understanding of utilizing context to create a character by performing a personalized version of a content-less scene as their character.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of voice by preparing a short scene focusing on various vocal techniques.
Introduction to Movement
Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of movement skills by performing in a group scene with emphasized movement.
Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of character motivations by analyzing a segment of a monologue in a group then sharing and performing it with the class.
Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of character relationships by writing a journal entry in their stereotype (from previous lessons) about another student’s stereotype.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Students will demonstrate their understanding of honest acting by honestly portraying their own emotions through an activity done in class.
We strongly encourage parents to drop their children off, but if your child needs you to stay a little, especially on the first day, then you are more than welcome to sit in. Please bring water and snacks, as well as a lunch for your performers. They will need the nourishment for their imaginations, active voices and bodies. We will take a morning and afternoon break, as well as a longer lunch break - so they will have time to refuel and hydrate.
325 Washington St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060