Senior Finals

Senior Final Monologue
Theatre II- Pick a monologue from a movie, play, or TV show. Bonus points if you pick one from our reading this semester. This must be 1-2 minutes long.
Theatre III/IV- Pick a monologue from a play. Bonus points if you pick one from our reading this semester. This must be 2-3 minutes long.
Roses before Thorns will be 5/11
Blocks 1 and 3 will have their final on 5/12
Blocks 2 and 4 will have their final on 5/15
____/5 monologue is the correct time
____/10 projection/articulation
____/10 Characterization
____/10 memorization
___/10 Purposeful movement
___/5 Entrance and Exit


Theatre II Project

Designing a Production Project Name_____________________________________
Directions: You will be the technical director/designer of a production. You will design the lighting, sound, costumes, set, and props. You will also write a one page design concept paper that focuses on the mood and theme of the show.
Step 1: Read A Doll’s House and then analyze the major ideas in the play. Think about mood, tone, setting, and characterization. Once you have fully grasped the play, you may move on to step two.
Step 2: Design; you will need to design the show using the hand-outs attached in this package. You must create:
• Ground plan of your show
• Least three costume sketches of main characters
• Soundtrack to your show (at least five sounds or songs) on a CD or in a PowerPoint
• 2 paragraph description of your lighting design
• List of ALL PROPS need to complete your show
Step 3: Assemble; you will make a presentation of your design creations by combining all of your designs on to a poster board. You will have class time to make this, so you will need to bring your supplies in to class. If you do not have your supplies you will get a 0 for class participation. Your poster should be neat and creative.
Step 4: Present; you will give a 4 minute presentation of your production, selling your design concept to the director (me!).
Presentation Rubric
Requirement Score /50 Comments
Presentation is between 4 and 5 minutes long /10
Presenter is able to describe their design concepts confidently and rarely has to look at their poster /20
Presenter makes eye contact with the audience and rarely looks down /10
Presenter is able to answer questions about his/her production concept /10

Poster Rubric
Requirement Score /100 Comments
Analysis Worksheet ; all questions completed (stapled to the back) /20
One Page Design Concept; typed, double spaced and clearly describes the mood and theme of the production /25
Ground Plan; clean lines, and shows all necessary set pieces, walls, door etc… /10
3+ Costume Sketches; Completely colored and describes the external mannerisms of the character /15
Soundtrack; 5 sound effects, or actual songs that fit the mood of the show (CD or Track List) /10
Lighting Design; At least 2 paragraphs describing the mood and colors of the lighting. /10
Prop List; Typed list of all props required for the show /10
Design Concept Paper Outline/Rubric:
I page minimum 5pts
Paragraph 1: Introduction of the show; the mood and theme of the play. 5pts
Paragraph 2: How you will achieve the mood of the show (through design). 5pts
Paragraph 3: How you will achieve the theme of the show (through design). 5pts
Paragraph 4: Conclusion; what you want the audience to walk away feeling (goes back to the mood and theme). 5pts
Lighting Design Paper Outline/Rubric
Paragraph 1: Focus on the mood of the show 5pts
Paragraph 2: Focus on how you will achieve the mood through lighting 5pts

Theatre III/IV Project

Living Newspaper Project:
Objective: Create a script that focuses on current event in the media that has conflict. The script should offer a resolution to the problem. The students will then perform their scenes.
Step 1: Finding a Current Event-We will research current events in our community, or even the world. Your group must decide on one current event.
Step 2: Creating a Script-As a group you will create a 3-5 minute script. Everyone must have a speaking part. (April 25)
Script Rubric
Convention Score Comments
Must be 3- 5 minutes in length /5
Each group member must have a significant role /10
There is a clear beginning, middle and ending. The audience feels satisfied at the end. /10
The current event is the main topic of the script. You call for social change. /20
The script is void of spelling and grammatical errors /5

Step 3: Rehearsal-You will have class time to rehearse your scripts.
Step 4: Roses before Thorns-You will perform a dress rehearsal in front of the class. They will give you constructive feedback to help with rehearsal for your final performance
Step 5: Final Performance
Convention Score /10 Comment
Articulation and projection /10
Characterization: You have created a unique character and stayed in character for the performance; focused and prepared /10
Blocking: There is purposeful movement throughout the scene; strong creative blocking /10
Believability: the audience believes you are your character /10
Motivation of character is clear /10

Script Writing Template

Title of Play

Setting: Describe the setting of your story in a couple (or more) sentences. Make sure to use italics.

Character…………Actor’s Name
Character…………Actor’s Name

CHARACTER’S NAME: Type your dialogue here.
CHARACTER’S NAME: Type your dialogue here.
(any stage directions you want to include need to be in parenthesizes and italicized)

Theatre I Project

Fairy Tale Performance Adaptation Name______________________________
Objective: Students will adapt a classic fairy tale into a modern day telling with groups of 4 to 5 students. Students will use their acquired understanding of performance and stage techniques to effectively tell the story on stage for an audience.
Day 1-2-Brainstorming: Students will be able to flip through some fairy tale books to refresh their memories on some of the tales. Once they have found a story they would like to adapt, they must place the story in modern times (high school, soap opera etc…) and decide on how they will tell the story in a new way. They may start hand writing their script once they have decided on a concept together.
Day 3-4- Scripts: Finish writing scripts in the computer lab, if you finish early you may start memorizing lines.
Day 5-Rehearsal
Day 6-Roses before Thorns
Day 7- Final Performance
Performance Rubric (each group member will receive an individual grade)
Memorization 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Characterization 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Projection/Articulation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Blocking 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Focus/Staying in Character 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Use the rest of the space to brainstorm ideas for your adapted fairy tale: