All About Theatre

All About Theatre

Character Development with a twist?

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All About Theatre

Ages

10 - 16 yrs

Dates

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jul 5, 2021 - Jul 9, 2021

Time

9:00am - 4:00pm PDT

Location

325 Washington St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Instructor

Kyle V.

Capacity

12 students

Discounts

Sibling Discount


Class Experience

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.

BIG IDEAS:
* Characters should be real, relatable people grounded in experience and background.
* We can portray a personality and attitude with body and voice.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:
* 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:

LESSON 1:

Text as a Resource for Character Development

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE:

Students will demonstrate their understanding of character development by interpreting and performing a character based on a text.

LESSON 2:

Profile/Backstory/Quirks/Personality

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE:

Students will demonstrate their understanding of character development by completing a personal profile worksheet.

LESSON 3:

Characterization Using Context

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE:

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.

LESSON 4:

Voice

Educational Objective:

Students will demonstrate their understanding of voice by preparing a short scene focusing on various vocal techniques.

Lesson 5:

Introduction to Movement

Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of movement skills by performing in a group scene with emphasized movement.

LESSON 6:

Character Motivations

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.

LESSON 7:

Character Relationships

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.

LESSON 8:

Honesty

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Students will demonstrate their understanding of honest acting by honestly portraying their own emotions through an activity done in class.

Notes

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.


All About Theatre Location

AAT Studio

325 Washington St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060