Theater Rehearsal and Performance

Course Number: TA 180A
Transcript Title: Theater Rehearsal & Perform
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 14, 2019
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Prerequisites

Audition required

Course Description

Trains for performance in theater production in a small ensemble role, if cast. Incorporates first-hand experience in performance techniques. Audition required. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a strong work ethic within a professional framework of collaboration.
  2. Perform as an ensemble member in a small assigned role.
  3. Rehearse and memorize a role and the blocking.
  4. Analyze a play from his/her point of view as a company member.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the cultural and historical context of the play.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment may include:

  • Evaluation of performance
  • Assessment of preparation/rehearsal
  • Self-assessment and reflection paper on the rehearsal and production process
  • Fulfillment of contract
  • Fulfillment of other assigned production duties

Course Activities and Design

  • The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes

  1. Appropriate use of relaxation and concentration
  2. Analysis of script in preparation of a role
  3. Team work
  4. Collaboration
  5. Performance/rehearsal etiquette

SKILLS

1.0 AUDITIONING
1.1 Demonstrate an audition technique
1.2 Use appropriate movement and diction
1.3 Interpret character

2.0 SCRIPT/CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
2.1 Memorize assigned role
2.2 Develop blocking for scenes as directed
2.3 Rehearse with cast as assigned

3.0 BLOCKING
3.1 Portray a developed character in movement
3.2 Use skills of natural movement
3.3 Display blocking choices consistent with the script
3.4 Demonstrate the partnership aspects of a scene (give-and-take)

4.0 DISCIPLINE AND COMMITMENT
4.1 Demonstrate discipline and commitment throughout project
4.2 Apply skills of focus
4.3 Apply techniques built in rehearsal into the performance
4.4 Perform role with knowledge and skill developed throughout the rehearsal process
4.5 Meet all requirements of timeliness, memorization, shop hours, ticket sales