Extra Credit Opportunity!

Participate in the blood drive this Friday and receive a 100 test grade! You must get a permission form signed prior to donating blood. You can pick up forms from the main office or Mrs. Tillapaugh. Forms are due back to Mrs. T by Thursday.

Theatre II Tragedy Project

Greek Tragedy Project
Directions: In a group of 3-4 create your own Greek Tragedy script and then perform it for the class using the guidelines below:
• Must be no less than 4 minutes and no longer than 6 minutes
• Must include a tragic hero who possesses a tragic flaw
• Must have a chorus
• Must include one example of dramatic irony
• All group members must have a character in the play
Step 1: Brainstorm with your group what your tragedy is going to be about and who your tragic hero will be. Us the plot chart attached to create a story.
Step 2: Write the script
Step 3: Rehearse
Step 4: Roses before Thorns
Step 5: Final performance TBD
Script Rubric
Void of spelling and grammatical errors /10
Characters and actors are include at the top of the page before the setting along with the title of the play /10
There is a paragraph at the top of the page describing the setting /10
The characters’ names are included before each line and are in bold /10
Some stage directions are included (does not count as individual blocking) /10

Performance Rubric
You have created a character that is unique through voice and body language /10
You have included purposeful movement in your scene /10
Articulation and projection /10
Memorization /10
Your goal is clear throughout the play /10

Greek Tragedy Plot Questions
1. What is the setting of your story?

2. What happens in the beginning of your story?

3. What is the rising action?

4. What is the climax?

5. What is the falling action?

6. What is the resolution?

7. What is the goal for each character in the play?

8. What is the conflict throughout the story?

9. Who is the tragic hero and what is their tragic flaw?

10. What is the mood and theme of the story?

11. How will you incorporate dramatic irony into your play?

Written Script due at the end of the block- 2/7
Roses and Thorns- 2/12
Final 2/14

Theatre I Open Scenes Project

An open scene is a scene that lacks specific details, such as set location, pre-determined characters and even content. By themselves these scenes lack context, but when performed in acting class, the students are encouraged to become involved with the words and create characters from the content. Student can connect with their partners by deciding on the scene’s location and relationships, and they use their acting skills to give context to the words.
Objective: Choose either Open Scene ONE or Open Scene TWO and with a partner invent your own characters, plot, subtext, goals, and relationships (you must memorize your lines).


A: What are you doing

B: Can’t you tell

A: Well, I think so but

B: It should be obvious

A: You shouldn’t

B: I know

A: I mean I really wish you wouldn’t

B: You should have thought of that

A: Is this because of what I did

B: Partly yes mostly no

A: Can I make it up to you somehow

B: I very much doubt it

A: Stop doing that and really listen to me

B: You don’t recognize no do you

A: I just asked you to listen

B: I said no that’s it

A: Shoot

B: Oh

A: Oh no

B: Can you uh

A: No here use this

B: Come on

A: I told you to be careful

B: I was it just happened

A: There let me see

B: Oh where are you going

A: For help

B: And leave me here you can’t leave me here

A: You stay here I’m off to get help

B: No no please one more time try it again

A: Stay here I’ll be right back

Content Score /50 Comments
Purposeful and motivated movement /10
Movement tells the audience about the character /10
Movement is forward to the audience /10
Projection and articulation /10
Characterization/memorization /10

1. What is your character’s name?

2. What is the setting?

3. What is the plot?

4. What is your character’s relationship to the other character in the scene?

5. What is their goal in the scene?

6. How do they reach their goal?

7. What is their obstacle?

8. For each line include your blocking, subtext, and punctuation on your script.

Memorization Test- 2/12
Roses and Thorns- 2/13
Final- 2/14