Introductory Materials

Create a Google Doce Journal titled: 
Journal.Your Name. MYP Drama 9

Into the Woods (2013 GSIS Musical)

IBMYPDrama9ScopeSequence.pdf IBMYPDrama9ScopeSequence.pdf
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Key Resources

                                Presentation ->

Reading Link: Theatre Spaces

The Formative Assessment Is Below:
Stage Directions.pdf Stage Directions.pdf
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House terms.pdf House terms.pdf
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theatre idioms.pdf theatre idioms.pdf
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Theatre Spaces.pdf Theatre Spaces.pdf
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Set Design Theory

       Read the chapters to the right ->

Answer the questions in your journal as a formative assessment of your reading.

The Class Presentation is below:

Set Design Basics.pdf Set Design Basics.pdf
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Scene design reading questions.pdf Scene design reading questions.pdf
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Set Design Video Links:

Watch this clip as a class:
Practical Technical Theater Demo: Set Design

In Groups: Each of the following videos features a professional scenic designer discussing their creative process in designing for a specific production.  Your group will be assigned to watch one of these clips and discuss it.

1. 'Mary Stuart' - Behind the Set Design ACT

2. 'The Lion King' - Setting the Scene

3. 'Mother Courage' - Designing a Visual Narrative NT

4. 'The Cherry Orchard' - Modeling Journeys NT

5. 'Hamlet' - Creating Elsinore NT

6. 'All's Well That Ends Well' - Magical Realism NT

7. 'The White Guard' - Color Pallet and Atmosphere NT

"Chinglish" - The Chinese Puzzle

"Desire Under the Elms" - Designing Desire

"The Phantom of the Opera" - More Abstract

"Follies" - Inspiration Behind the Set

Group Discussion: In what ways does the set designer in your clip reflect or reiterate Campbell or Warre?  What new ideas or processes do they introduce?  What techniques did you find the most interesting or helpful?

Stages and Set Design Theory Test - Summative: 

MYP 9 Stages Test Criteria.pdf MYP 9 Stages Test Criteria.pdf
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Set Design Project - Summative:

Download Sketch-Up

Set Design Project Description.pdf Set Design Project Description.pdf
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Set Design Rubric.pdf Set Design Rubric.pdf
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Your Set Design

1. Label Sketches and Designs

        Your Name

Play and Scene (ie. "Here's Love", Scenes 3 and 4)

           Description (ie. "Frank's Apartment")

Label All Important Features 

(ie. Door, Window, Tree, Bush, etc.)

2. Color Pallette

• Use Crayons in Pages

• Make "Squares" on a sheet you will send to me

• Label and describe each square

(ie." Turquise, Walls and Coat Rack")

• Remember time period - 1890's - WWI Era

Set Construction

1. Overview of "Safety First" with Power Tools

• Power Tool Introduction

- Screw Gun AKA. Cordless Drill/Driver

- Jigg Saw AKA Scroll Saw

- Circular Saw AKA Skil Saw (Instructor Use Only)

- Mire Saw AKA Chop Saw (Instructor Use Only)

• Eye Protection

- Goggles: Wear Them!

• Finger/Hand Guards & Other Body Parts

- Don't disable them

- Be aware of the blade/bit at all times

- It takes less than a fraction of a second!

• Electrical Cords and Plugs

- Frayed, worn, or cut cords 

- In the way of the blade

- Trip Points

• Buddy System and Awareness of Others

Never Cut or Drill Alone!

Use "Clear?"/"All Clear"

• Using the Screw Gun

Flush Joints, Mitred Joints, and But Joints

Pre-drill & Counter Sink

Pressure on the screw w/out "stripping" the head

Counter Sinking

2. Construction of Your Stage Design Item 

          (As materials are available) 


Personal Engagement & Reflection 

Please paste and answer these questions into your Google Doc journal.  Title this section:

Set Reflection

Your answers should range from one complete sentence to a complete paragraph depending on the question.

1. Compare your original scenic design to the final stage product.  What elements of the original design survived?  What is like and what is different?  

2. Identify and describe in detail three projects or tasks you worked on as a member of the set construction crew for the fall play. 

3. Assess the quality of your work.  Do you feel you put your best effort forth or somewhat less than your best? 

4. How could you have improved your contribution? 

5. Identify one area of learning or growth for you.  This could be an area of learning in the designing or building process.

6. Identify one strength in someone else you worked with…one way that they have really contributed.

7. If another member of the class were to describe your work ethic, what do you think they would say?

Stage Lighting Resources

NOVA Operation.pdf NOVA Operation.pdf
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LightingPresentation.pdf LightingPresentation.pdf
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Stage Lighting Formative Using the resources on the left, complete the packet below:

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Lighting Design Summative Task

You and a partner group will be assigned a short play, then 
  1. Design the lighting look and effects 
  2. Create a Lighting Plot
  3. Compile the Instrument Schedule 
  4. Write a Master Cue sheet and Mark the Script 
All of the groups tasks will be "harmonized" for the performance and then you will:
  1. Set lights for a performance
  2. Run lights for a performance
The Plays:

Stage Lighting Reflection

Begin a new section in your Google Doc Journal titled: 

Lighting Reflection

1. In at least one complete paragraph (3-5 sentences) reflect on which of the functions of stage lighting you were most concerned with in planning the lighting for your play.  Why?

2. In at least one complete paragraph (3-5 sentences), describe how successful you felt you were as a group in the process of setting and focussing lights and/or programming the light board.

3. In at least one complete paragraph (3-5 sentences), describe the contributions you made to this project.  What did you do?  What do you feel you learned the most about stage lighting?

4. In at least one complete paragraph (3-5 sentences), describe how your group worked together during the production.  What did your group do well?  What could you have improved on?

Shakespeare and Stage Combat

Fight Scene Summative Task Sheet (PDF)

Swords Reading Page

Final Fight Scene from Hamlet (Mel Gibson - 1990)

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