Drama 1


This course is an introduction to stage performance. Students will practice basic acting theory through monologues and scene study. Included is a classroom investigation of performance through the use of theater games, movement, voice, sensory awareness, character portrayal, and improvisation. The course is designed for students new to acting, wishing to explore self-expression through performance, and for those more experienced students wishing to round out their theater experience at Placer High.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • apply elementary participatory techniques used in the process of acting.
  • demonstrate a knowledge of basic terminology and process of the craft.
  • demonstrate an understanding of how to approach a scene.
  • recognize standard practices of ensemble playing in a rehearsal environment.
  • demonstrate basic skills of acting, including physical, vocal, imaginative, analytical, and emotional elements.
  • compose a character analysis based on the text and subtext of a given script.
  • identify the elements of the performance space.
  • critique a scene from an observer's point of view, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of that presentation.
  • compare and analyze various theories and techniques of acting.
Jason Long,
Aug 19, 2019, 9:23 AM