Tech Theatre Syllabus
A bit about me:
This is my 7th year at Cuthbertson High School. I love all aspects of theatre. From set and costume design to performing, I have done a bit of it all! I enjoy teaching, so the marriage of theatre and teaching is my dream job. I firmly believe that everyone should take a theatre class at least once. Theatre classes teach such important life skills.
I also enjoy reading novels and hiking in my free time. The mountains are my favorite place to get away.
In my personal life, I have four sons, ages 15, 17, 19, and 21. We moved to the Charlotte area 7 years ago for my husband’s job; we are originally from Alabama. We also have 1 cat (pictures available upon request). All of my boys have also performed, and the oldest is a tech theatre major at Appalachian State. The second son is an engineering major at NC State. My 11th grader is in chorus, theatre, and marching band at Weddington. My youngest is a freshman here at CHS.
Course Overview and Requirements
Course Description: We will be exploring theatre and gaining an appreciation for actors, technicians, technological advances in theatre, literature, film and the production concept. The main OBJECTIVE is to learn how to communicate effectively, work as a team, plan for the technical aspects of a show, and analyze the story in each of us by learning theatrical techniques. Many of our activities will be group activities that require planning/projects with a group. Much of class is interactive, meaning students will be out of their seats and moving around. Some days, we will be painting set pieces or using tools. Students will be using tools, such as hammers, drills, staple guns, jig saws, and other basics. As an arts program, there will be some required after school activities for rehearsals and performances.
Theatre and Tool Safety
Analyzing a play for technical elements
Set Design and Creation
Costume Design and Creation
Due Dates and Late Work Policy:
Grading: I will use a points based system. There will be daily minor assignments worth 5 - 49 points and major assignments with 50 - 100 points. All points are added together to determine your grade. This is also a teacher made exam. Students with an A can potentially be exempt from the exam.
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = 0-59
Items of Special Note:
8:10 - 9:30 First Block
9:35 - 10:55 Second Block
11:00 - 11:40 Cav Period
11:45 - 1:40 Third Block
1:45 - 3:05 Fourth Block
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