Theatre Talent Show (all classes)

Theatre Performing Arts Talent Show
Directions: You must pick from one of the following performing arts and must perform your own original piece. You may work in a group of two or three (no more), or you may work individually.
• Acting (find a script/monologue on the internet or write your own. If you chose to do stand-up must be your own work)
• Singing (Sing an original or already created song by yourself or with a group. You may use karaoke music)
• Dancing (Create an original dance by yourself or with a group, you may use music)
• Musical Instrument (Play an original or already created piece)

Expectations Score /50 Comments
The piece MUST be at least 3 minutes long and no longer than 5 minutes. /10
Creativity: Use of prop/costumes/music (karaoke). /10
Stage Presence: your attitude on stage, what you’re wearing, and eye contact with audience or performance partner, overall confidence on stage. /10
Originality: creating a piece that is distinctively different from other performers /10
Organization/Coordination: pacing, timing, and memorization /10

11/28/16: Choose talent, choose piece, and have it approved by Ms. P (ALL TALENT PIECES MUST BE SCHOOL APPROPRAITE!)
11/29/16: Rehearsal *must have what you need to rehearse; instrument, music, script, lyrics etc…You will also be answering analysis questions.
11/30/16 Rehearsal *must have what you need to rehearse; instrument, music, script, lyrics etc…
12/1/16: Roses before Thorns *BRING IN COSTUMES, PROPS, AND MUSIC
12/2/16: Continue Roses before Thorns *BRING IN COSTUMES, PROPS, AND MUSIC
12/5/16: Talent Show *BRING IN COSTUMES, PROPS, AND MUSIC

Theatre I Benchmark

Lyric Performance Project Name_____________________________________________
Directions: You will be taking a song and stripping it down to the bare lyrics. You will perform it as a dramatic piece (monologue) by adding emotion and inflection in your voice and body movements, while also taking out the sing-song nature of the lyrics. This will be done individually.
Monologue: presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience.
Step 1: Choose song lyrics. Please keep in mind that these lyrics MUST be school appropriate meaning: no cursing, references to sex, drugs, or violence. You can edit out explicit lyrics, but if the theme of the song is inappropriate you will need to choose a different song. This song must be approved by me before proceeding.
After it has been approved handwrite/type the lyrics out. This is a grade.
Step 2: Rehearsal; use this time to memorize your song, take out the rhyming aspect of the song, and turn it into a dramatic piece through voice and body movement.
Step 3: Memorization Test (11/09)
Step 4: Roses before Thorns (11/11)
Step 5: Final Performance (11/16) **This will count as your Benchmark
Convention Score /50 Comments
Projection/Articulation: You are able to be heard clearly in the auditorium from the middle of the audience /10
Memorization /10
Blocking: You have included movement in your piece. You use your body to express emotion. The movement is purposeful /10
Lyrics are no longer sing-song-like or follow a rhythmical pattern. You have turned it into a dramatic piece. /10
Characterization: You have stayed in character the entire time and have created someone different from yourself /10

Theatre II Benchmark

News Room Project
You and your partners consist of a news crew; two anchors, weather man/woman, traffic, and “On-Location” anchor. You will be creating segments and commercials to make up your morning or nightly news program. Have fun and be creative! Think outside the box!
New Crew:
Main anchor 1_______________________
Main anchor 2_______________________
Weather Man/Woman________________________
Traffic_____________________
“On-Location” anchor_______________________

Outline:
Segment 1: Top Stories with main anchors (1 minute) ___________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Segment 2: Weather forecast (1 Minute)______________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Commercial Break (30 seconds)_____________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Segment 3: Traffic (1 Minute)_______________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Segment 4: On Location (1 Minute)___________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Commercial Break (30 seconds)_____________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Segment 5: Wrap Up with main anchors (1 minute)______________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

• Please keep in mind that a news program uses the anchors to help transition between each segment. The breakdown of the segments is there to help organize your thoughts and ideas, but keep in mind you MUST transition between each part just like in a real news program!
• Each news room member is expected to write their OWN script (you may get help from your partners). These scripts must be typed in Google Docs and shared with Ms. Picariello
Schedule:
Day 1:
• Introduction
• Brainstorming/Crew member assignments
Day 2:
• Finish brainstorming
• Start writing scripts
• Show Ms. P what you have worked on for a grade
Day 3:
• Last day to use computers
• Scripts due
• Rehearsal
Day 4:
• Rehearsal
Day 5:
• Dress Rehearsal with Class (Roses before Thorns)
Day 6:
• Final Performance (11/16)
Script Rubric Score /100
Each segment adheres to the time limit. /20
Each segment relates to the appropriate news crew member. /20
You have included 5 segments /20
You have included 2 commercials /20
You have included transistions in your scripts /20

Acting Rubric Score /50 Comments
Projection/Articulation: You are able to be heard clearly. /10
Memorization /10
Blocking: there are purposeful hand movements and gestures. /10
Believability: We believe you as the news anchor. /10
Characterization: You have stayed in character the entire time and have created someone different from yourself /10