Good morning everyone. I hope that you all had a restful week. Thank you to those who submitted their prequel assignment. It was great to get to see some of you again through video. It reminded me how thankful I am to have known you all, and how I wish that we could all still be together in-person.

Last Saturday would have been our closing night, with our traditional Denny’s celebration to follow. I would have been making speeches about all of you and crying my eyes out, because this cast was full of fantastic individuals that inspire me every single day.

While our show (and thus Theatre Company) would have concluded by now, this online supplement for the class will need to continue for a couple more weeks. However, it will not last the entirety of the semester. In addition to this week, you will have two more weeks worth of content before this course concludes.

Just a reminder, your weekly activity will be due on Sunday, May 10th at 11:59pm. If you choose to do Option A, you will need to submit it to me by email at If you choose Option B, you can leave it below in the comments, in the comments on Microsoft Teams, or email me at

Instructions: (Option A)

For this week’s assignment, I want to challenge everyone to record a filmed scene. As I know that not everyone has the same technology available from home, if this is not possible for you, I will also accept a written script of a scene.

The criteria for the scene is as follows: “An English Affair” has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Your character is quarantined by themselves at home. How would your character naturally act and react to the cancellation of the show, and how would they behave being under quarantine?

This scene does not need to be long (I’m thinking about 1-2 minutes long), but it should give us some deeper insight into your character from the show.

Instructions: Option B

1) Follow the link to Artful Schools:

2) Watch “Advice for Young Designers” by Cory Pattak

3) After watching the video, respond to the reflection questions provided below.

Reflection Questions:

1. What are some of your immediate thoughts about the video? Are they positive or negative?

2. What is one aspect of this video that you think is valuable to your overall learning? Why?

3. What is one aspect of this video that you found to be difficult or confusing? Why?

4. Do you think that lighting is an important aspect of Theatre? Why or why not?

5. Cory Pattak describes that some of his colleagues in production state that it is difficult to enjoy Theatre shows after being a part of the production team. Do you think this would be true for you? Why or why not?

6. What do you think would be the most difficult step that Cory describes in his advice? Why?

7. After watching this video, how do you think it changes your perspective on approaching a show?

I hope that everyone has a wonderful week. Please take a moment this week to connect with your cast mates to see how they are doing. If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at

-Mr. V

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