Good morning everyone. I hope that you’ve all had a wonderful week. This week would have been our “Hell Week” before the show, which is crazy to think about. I know you are all probably disappointed that we can’t be spending rehearsals until the late hours of the evening, pulling our hair out to try and perfect our show, but I hope that you can find some peace in the fact that we can still connect.
Just a reminder, in a semestered school, teachers are allowed to assign up to three hours of content per course per week. Obviously, last week’s workload was fairly light, and many of you may have completed it in under an hour. Last week was intended to ease you back into learning, and as such, the upcoming weeks will likely require a little bit more of your time.
That being said, while you may need to spend more time engaging with course content, that does not mean it will become more difficult or stressful. The remainder of Theatre Company coursework is designed to allow you to find some closure with our show, and reflect and connect to different aspects of it.
From this point on, I will be providing two options for weekly tasks: one from a performance standpoint and one from a production standpoint. In most cases, you are welcome to choose between whichever task you wish to complete, but there will be some weeks where I will want the performers to complete one task, and the production team to complete another.
As a reminder, your weekly activity this week will be due on Sunday, April 26th at 11:59pm. This activity can be submitted in the comments section below, in the comments section on Microsoft Teams, or directly by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions: Please choose one of the following activities to complete.
Activity 1: Complete the “Character Sheet” questions provided below. (I know many of you did a Character Sheet at the start of our show, but since we have a deeper understanding of our characters now, update it as best as you can).
This “Character Sheet” will include a larger reflection piece that asks you to explain how the character is similar/dissimilar to yourself, and explain your process of how you developed and connected to the character during rehearsals.
Character Sheet Questions:
- What is your name?
- What is your character’s name?
- Personal Hobbies? Why do they like these activities?
- Life Partner? How did they meet?
- Which other character do they like the most? Why?
- Which other character do they dislike the most? Why?
- Fears? Why?
- Personal Goals? Why?
- Occupation? Why do they have this job?
- Social/Psychological Traits? How did these develop?
11. In a short paragraph, explain how the character is similar to you.
12. In a short paragraph, explain how the character is dissimilar to you.
13. In a short paragraph, describe the process of how you were able to develop and connect with this character.
Activity 2: Design the costume for two characters in the show. You should be including all necessary costume pieces and props that they would carry.
You can communicate the costume designs in any of the following ways:
-Descriptive summaries outlining their costume pieces/props
-Using images found on the internet
You must also include a brief explanation of why you chose this particular costume for that character.
**Note: Activity 2 may be more difficult to submit in the comments section if you choose to use pictures, so consider emailing it to me instead.
I hope that you all have a good week. If you have any questions, concerns or issues, please email me directly at email@example.com.