Student Run Theater Company

Student Run Theater Company

Included are job descriptions, check lists, time lines, and details for organizing a student run theater company! Many many jobs “behind the scenes” are outlined. Each student has responsibility for their part, while contributing to the whole. This covers all but the acting and directing! Also includes a 6 - 8 hour Dance marathon fundraiser / organizer. Project based learning.
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Student Run Theater Company - Dance Marathon FUNdraiser

Student Run Theater Company - Dance Marathon FUNdraiser

All the basics and organizing information to start your own DANCE-A-THON (DAT). This 6 - 10 hour fund raiser is a huge part of building ensemble. The guides outline how to organize music, food, pledges, and overall structure. Advanced students choose the music, all students try to earn pledges. We require attendance, but we do NOT require fund raising! No student leaves early or arrives late without parent permission. Lighting student program all the fx possible, and every hour there is a theme. A great ensemble builder and fund raiser.
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Student Run Theater Company - Running Crew Jobs

Student Run Theater Company - Running Crew Jobs

Here are basic descriptions and responsibilities of CREW MEMBERS on performance nights. Lists basic responsibilities and timelines for students running lights, sound, props, costumes, stage crew, as well as the stage manager during live performances. Does not include TECHNICAL REHEARSAL protocols.
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Student Run Theater Company - Overview

Student Run Theater Company - Overview

This is the introductory information that covers the basics of a 4 year, sequential student run theater program. Included are: an orientation to the ensemble philosophy; practical information you can edit to your specific program; tips for how parents can help without doing students’ work; a brief description and overview of content and requirements for each of the four years students spend in the program.
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Student Run Theater Company - Production and Stage Managers

Student Run Theater Company - Production and Stage Managers

Here are job descriptions and templates for Stage and Production Managers. Detailed information here designed to help an eager and capable student become a WONDERFUL Stage or Production Manager. The SM Template can be filled in with all of the information a Stage Manager needs, and gives week to week tasks. The Stage Manager can submit the Rehearsal Report template for each rehearsal, to keep Staff and Technical Crew Chiefs up to date.
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Student Run Theater Company - Student Interns

Student Run Theater Company - Student Interns

We all have that group of super committed advanced students who are capable of running the theater company. Student Interns can supervise all aspects of the theater and train up and coming students to your standard. This is a partial list of Intern or supervisory jobs that they can take responsibility for in running your theater company. Student interns can virtually run each night of performance, technical work calls, and supervise the administrative work for the theater company. These job descriptions are starters. There is another packet for production jobs and details for a fund raiser (Dance- a-thon)
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Student Run Theater Company - Front of House

Student Run Theater Company - Front of House

Job descriptions, time lines, checklists and forms for students running Front of House jobs. Includes details for House Manager, Box Office, Concessions, Store, and Head Usher. Lists are oriented to a 7:30 curtain time, but can easily be adapted not only to your time line, but also to your specific routines. I would have loved to have found these as a starting teacher! My hope is that teachers with a student centered, project based curriculum will not need to re-invent the wheel!
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Student Run Theater Company - Introduction & Job breakdown

Student Run Theater Company - Introduction & Job breakdown

If you are at sea trying to organize all of the OTHER stuff that has to happen in order for a production to occur, a Student Run Theater Company may be an answer. These paragraphs are oriented to students, but the list is all practical. This is a very basic introduction to a Student Run theater company as well as a breakdown of jobs to be assigned. It uses the system of “points” - about ten points per hour of work expected.
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A Guide exploring themes, inspirations and creative processes of Old Stock - A Refugee Love Story

A Guide exploring themes, inspirations and creative processes of Old Stock - A Refugee Love Story

Of particular interest to teachers and students of Theatre, Music, Performing Arts, Politics, English, RE and Media, studying at** secondary, tertiary and graduate level**. The Guide has been created to evoke thoughts, discussion and learning around the themes, historic and current events which inspired 2b theatre company to create and tour this production. It can be used both by students and audiences alike, either before the show or as a follow up to reflect upon the production, themes and inspirations behind Old Stock. Within the pack are questions and creative tasks to help stimulate thoughts and additional topics for discussion around how the show makes you feel and reflect upon ways this mirrors the world we live in today. The processes, form and styles used in the creation and performance of Old Stock make this an ideal production to study alongside a number of key syllabus including: KS4 & KS5 English; KS4 Citizenship programmes of study; AQA GCSE & A Level Drama & Theatre; BTECH Performing Arts; Music & Music Theatre The themes and inspiration for the production provide additional stimulus for discussion & research for those studying or interested in: Creative Writing; History; Music History; Philosophy, Religion & Ethics; Government & Politics; Sociology; Media Studies; Citizenship and Wellbeing
DTP
Famous ACTORS Top Stars Card Game set of 27 Drama End of Term Activity Actresses

Famous ACTORS Top Stars Card Game set of 27 Drama End of Term Activity Actresses

Set of 27 Famous ACTORS Top Stars cards. Students choose a category and if theirs is higher than their friends’, they keep the played cards. Useful to give them a background of some of the main names in the field from the past and present. Includes a page of ‘backs’ so you can print back to back, double sided. They should print out the correct size for the smaller laminating pouch card sizes if you wanted to laminate them. Could also be printed larger for posters. Publisher and Pdf files included. Useful as a starter or end activity.
mikedean
Jerzy Grotowski Information Sheet

Jerzy Grotowski Information Sheet

This is a resource sheet to give to students when studying Jerzy Grotowski for the first time. It is an ideal homework task, perhaps linked with a research project to last the length of the scheme of work. It has a list of internet links for students to look through and complete some independent study on.
keith_burt
Application of Computational Thinking in Drama

Application of Computational Thinking in Drama

Download my poster which includes example task ideas on how to apply computational thinking problem solving skills to Drama. The poster includes a range of tasks and classroom ideas that use key computational thinking skills! Computational Thinking is a skill set that can be used across the curriculum, not just within computer science! The logical approach to solving a problem means that it’s application can be used to develop and improve students ability to deal with difficult problems in a more rational way. The aim of my posters is to make you realise that many of the brilliant tasks that teachers facilitate week in, week out actually include computational thinking. It’s just a matter of making it more explicit! Update: High Resolution 2560x1440 in both PNG & JPEG Please leave a review!!!
RobbotResources
The End of Eddy - Teacher Resource Pack

The End of Eddy - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘The End of Eddy’, an adaptation of the book by Édouard Louis, for working with children in Years 12 and above. It contains interviews with the writer and director, important context for discussing poverty, LGBT+ bullying, and feeling like an outsider with students, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Exploring WW2 Through Drama

Exploring WW2 Through Drama

A short scheme, suitable for KS2 and KS3, that uses drama to explore elements of WW2. It covers issues facing children at home and as evacuees during the Second World War and provides lots of opportunities for discussion, interaction, and the sharing of information. The scheme is presented as one long unit but can easily be divided into separate lessons or bitesize pieces for the classroom. Drama methods include freezes, role play, improvisation, hotseating, mime and writing in role. The unit is brilliant as a springboard for further WW2 work, or to further reinforce WW2 topic work. If you liked this resource and found it useful, please spare a moment of your valuable time to leave a positive review. Thanks everso!
AliJC
Primary School Drama Policy

Primary School Drama Policy

A complete drama policy for your primary school, with guidelines on strategies, implementation, differentiation and evaluation. This policy includes everything you’ll need to create and maintain a drama syllabus in your primary school. Also includes suggested resources, websites and other sources for support and additional information. If you like this resource and found it useful, please take a minute to leave a positive review. Thanks everso!
AliJC
Frantic Assembly (WW2) Drama SOW

Frantic Assembly (WW2) Drama SOW

A cross curricular scheme of work I wrote, aimed at Year 8, as an introduction to Frantic Assembly through the stimulus of the Holocaust. Any feedback is welcome!
samv794
Missing Person (Brecht) SOW

Missing Person (Brecht) SOW

A scheme of work aimed at Year 8 as an introduction to Brecht based on the theme Missing Person. Introduces: -Placards -Multi-role -Chorus -Distancing effect
samv794
Tinsel Truths - Drama Scheme

Tinsel Truths - Drama Scheme

7 weeks - Drama Lesson Powerpoints Based on Genre and students develping six scenes of a movie. Can be adapted Covers: Genre Themes Plot and Sub Plot Character developmet Rehearsal techniques Stanislavski/naturalism Physical skills Vocal skills
Rajvindermann
AQA A Level Mocks (Much Ado & Metamorphosis)

AQA A Level Mocks (Much Ado & Metamorphosis)

Two complete papers featuring example questions that students could be asked as part of Component 1 examination for Drama and Theatre A Level (AQA). The questions are on Much Ado About Nothing (Section A), Metamorphosis (Section B) and 8 possible Live Theatre questions. Formatted in an approximate exam style. There are no questions for other set texts. Mark schemes available through AQA website. These are intended as revision or mock papers. These questions have been formulated by me and are in no way endorsed or approved by AQA.
c_walker
Jeremy Kyle Cue Cards Drama / English

Jeremy Kyle Cue Cards Drama / English

Jeremy Kyle Cue Cards You can use these cards to spark discussion, devising, improvisation or hot seating. Using themes, characters, relationships, and much much more as stimulus. These have been used to explore the themes and relationships in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Blood Brothers and Blue Stockings.
Jcleep
KS3 Drama theory lessons

KS3 Drama theory lessons

If like me, you lose access to your Drama studio during exams, this resource’s aim is to make sure that theory/classroom based lessons are still valuable. This includes seven lessons worth of theory activities that are based upon the expectation (yet a differentiated version of) of students at KS4 (BTEC Technical Award). The topics include: -Physical Theatre types of staging performance and vocal skills analysis of aural and physical setting (using Shrek The musical and Matilda) comparing and contrasting performance works. Each lesson has a full PP and worksheet.
hstubbs1
Inspector Calls Exam Prep Lessons

Inspector Calls Exam Prep Lessons

I have created several lessons breaking down aspects of the exam for students to be able to learn about lighting, set, costume and how to write for the examination. Each one is an hour lesson. One of the power points is just a mock exam lesson giving students time to review what they have learnt so far. Every lesson has a Do now, mini plenaries and on some notes on each powerpoint to help with delivery.
jstilwell
An Introduction to Punchdrunk

An Introduction to Punchdrunk

This unit of work contains collated information from many sources to give an overview of the theatre company, Punchdrunk and their immersive theatre style. It contains the conventions of Punchdrunk’s theatre. It features 5 performance tasks which are designed to allow the students to explore what it would be like to devise a piece in that style. Punchdrunk are a listed practitioner for AQA (at least) and their style is very popular and prolific. Having seen much of their work, i enjoy teaching this challenging style to A level students. This unit of work requires resources: lights, props/set, sound equipment, space, an audience!
c_walker
Introductory Workshop on Brecht

Introductory Workshop on Brecht

This is a short introductory workshop designed to look at some of the key ideas and theories propounded by Brecht. It the idea of taking short performance piece and gradually ‘Brechtifying’ it by adding more elements designed to distance the audience from the emotional content of the scene. It can last between 2 and 4 hours. I use this as part of A Year 12 unit where we carousel through several practitioners over a few weeks at the start of the year but it would be suitable for able GCSE students too.
c_walker
Perilous Tales One Act Preview

Perilous Tales One Act Preview

A sample of the script for FREE For teenagers to work on in workshops or as a one act performance piece These are: Dark, twisted cautionary tales With diverse and strange characters They require a very versatile set and costumes Also a lot of physical theatre / comedy Very challenging and demanding for a ensemble company Mask work Four somewhat dark and slightly twisted sketches (can be bought separately as sketches as well) linked together to provide four cautionary tales in a one act storytelling experience. In Tale One we meet Cedic and Sybil, two characters intent on never changing and hanging on to their happiness no matter what the cost. In Tale Two the dreadful Princess Loki risks everything to find her own song as she stampedes through her spoilt life. In Tale Three the vain (and rather stupid) Gorgeous Gerald is stalked by a Ghost who wants to live again in a really handsome body to win back his wife Imelda. Finally Ed and Molly Grimble play one computer game too many… The tales are performed ‘cartoon’ fashion by an ensemble cast, with the use of many props, costumes creative settings, and, if you like, you could fit in a handful of puppets somewhere (the original production used puppets at times to link the tales).
BarbaraHockley
Dark Comic Sketch for Drama Workshops

Dark Comic Sketch for Drama Workshops

The Grimbles’ Last Game - a sketch for teenage drama students Great to explore ensemble cast work with a number of speaking roles Mask work and ‘games’ are included Physical theatre Challenging and creative A dark, surreal and comic tale For the PERILOUS TALES collection of surreal and slightly dark cautionary tales by Offbeat Theatre’s Barbara Hockley An excellent opportunity to use bizarre costumes and masks A dance number is required at the end - anything you like… Dark, surreal and completely off the wall Ed and Molly Grimble play computer games all the time - in fact, they do little else. But when they buy a new one from the mysterious Zed they get more than they bargained for. The game plan doesn’t seem to exist, there are no rules (apart from the ones Zed makes up) and on the first level they have to tackle apathy. How far will they get? Can they be bothered to get through Level One? Is Zed making it up, or is making it up part of the plan? Is there a plan? How important is it to ‘win’… If they do manage to get to the end… what sort of reward might they expect? This is for WORKSHOP use only, but can be performed with a licence.
BarbaraHockley
Hedda Gabler A Level Resouce with live design Notes

Hedda Gabler A Level Resouce with live design Notes

i have created this ppt as i have taught the text for A Level this year in line with the EDUQAS spec it has context - set questions for an actor director and designer and i have included some design notes from the touring production of hedda this year
jbennion1980
A Brief History Of Theatre - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

A Brief History Of Theatre - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the history of theater / drama from the ancient Greek Dionysian rituals till the establishment of London’s theater houses. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a fill-in-the-gaps exercise, and a fun crossword . The text can also be used for IGCSE or TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included
MariaPht
AQA Drama GCSE Component one revision booklet- New Specification

AQA Drama GCSE Component one revision booklet- New Specification

This revision booklet is for the new GCSE specification and has a focus on Nought’s and Crosses, however it could be easily adapted. It focuses on the three sections of the exam. Within each section there is revision sections and tasks to do. I have used the specification to create the booklet. I hope that it is helpful. Any comments to improve please let me know.
laurenhoulder1