COVID-19 UPDATE (3/20/20): INTERACTIONS ARE GOING TO LOOK DIFFERENT THAN THEY HAVE IN THE PAST, BUT WE WILL BE STUDYING THEATER AND ACTING! WE WILL BE USING BAND AND SCHOOLOGY AS OUR PRIMARY MEANS OF INTERACTION, SO I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO THERE AND CHECK IT REGULARLY. THE FOLLOWING EXCERPT IS FROM THE MOST RECENT COMMANDANT'S CORNER:
EXTRA CREDIT IS BEING ACCEPTED ALL WEEK, AS WELL AS ANY MISSING WORK FROM THE THIRD MARKING PERIOD.
YOU CAN EXPECT DAILY ASSIGNMENTS AND INSTRUCTION TO BE POSTED BY 10:00AM. (YES, THIS INCLUDES CHOIR)
MID-TERMS FOR THE SECOND SEMESTER HAVE BEEN WAIVED. AS OF NOW, NO ONE IS EXEMPT FROM FINALS.
MONDAY, MARCH 23RD IS NO LONGER A “DAY OFF”. THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE 4TH MARKING PERIOD AND ALL CADETS ARE EXPECTED TO CHECK IN THROUGH THE BAND APP (INFORMATION, AS TO WHERE TO WATCH ONLINE VIDEOS, DOWNLOAD ASSIGNMENTS AND THE DATE FOR WHICH THEY ARE DUE WILL ALL BE READILY AVAILABLE.)
THIS WORK WILL BE GRADED AND DOES COUNT. WE ARE ABUNDANTLY AWARE THERE WILL BE SOME TECHNICAL ISSUES, BUT ARE PREPARED TO WORK THROUGH THEM.
BLESSINGS, MRS. HARKEY
This performance-based course focuses on the basics of "Theatre arts". Cadets study improvisation, stage direction,dialogue, memorization, and various acting techniques to learn what it is like to be an actor on stage. They learn about show production and learn about what goes on behind the scenes including directing, casting, producing, stage-managing, and public relations.
Cadets will learn about musical theater and theatrical critique . Depending on what is available, most classes travel to one local theatrical performance.
This course is not audition based, but cadets are expected to perform. Cadets will leave this class with experience performing in front of a live audience. They will gain leadership skills and exercise creativity as they write, direct and perform original scenes.
This course will allow cadets to step out of their comfort zone and experiment with acting and improvisational techniques.
all class communication is done through the "band" app CADETs & parents should download the app and JOIN: HTTPS://BAND.US/@DMATHEATER (PARENTS/guardians: PLEASE USE YOUR FULL NAME, BUT REFERENCE YOUR CADET'S LAST NAME AS WELL if it differs)
BY end of the first week OF CLASS, CADETS WILL NEED:
(1) 3-RING BINDER (1/2 TO 1") (5) TAB DIVIDERS (LABELED AS FOLLOWS: Do-Now, Notes, Actors, Musicals, Crash Course ) LOOSE-LEAF NOTEBOOK PAPER PEN (NO RED INK PLEASE) PENCILS HIGHLIGHTER MISC. SUPPLIES AND PROPS WILL BE COMMUNICATED AS NEEDED