Introduction to the Theater (2 of 5): The Design

Lesson Title: Introduction to the Theater (2 of 5): The Design
Academic Standards: TH:Cr1.1.I.a, TH:Pr5.1.I.b
Content Creator: Mr. Michael Dzbenski
Level: High School
Duration: 25-35 min
  /  Introduction to the Theater (2 of 5): The Design

Objectives

  • Students will analyze a story/script to develop a production concept.
  • Students will utilize aspects of the professional design process.
  • Students will choose accurate themes, ideas, props, and set pieces for a story.
  • Students will choose props based on characterization and story.
  • Students will present their ideas to the class, describing how they meet the needs of the story.

Description

This lesson allows students to take on a “designer” role for theatrical elements. They will analyze a script and design/choose accurate and appropriate props and set pieces for a chosen story/scripts.

Sequence

  1. Review Class Objectives
  2. Discuss the designer roles in the theater
    1. Set Designer
    2. Technical Director
    3. Properties Manager
  3. Explain/Discuss CARISIE (Play 360 Video 'She Loves Me')
    1. Commitment
    2. Analysis
    3. Research
    4. Incubation
    5. Selection
    6. Implementation
    7. Evaluation
  4. Discuss Properties (Props)
    1. Have students read a script (short)
    2. Choose an object that fits the character activity (Museum filled with different items)
    3. Explain the choice
  5. Inspiration (Play 'Lion King' 360)
    1. Discuss 'Theme'
    2. Discuss 'Mood'
    3. Discuss 'Color/Hue'
    4. Which characters stood out?
    5. Setting
    6. Staging
  6. The Concept
    1. The Ant and the Grasshopper
    2. Theme, Mood, Color/Hue, Characters, Setting, Staging
    3. Back to the props room!
    4. Vision Board
  7. Debrief and assign homework
  8. VictoryXR Evaluation

Demonstratives & Media

Classroom Space
CS002
Curation Museum
Virtual Field Trips & Lab Demonstrations
Instructional Videos
3D objects

Suggested Ancillary Support

Discussion/Vocabulary

  • Jobs
    • Set Designer
    • Properties Master
    • Theater Technician
    • Technical Director
  • CARISIE
    • Commitment
    • Analysis
    • Research
    • Incubation
    • Selection
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation
  • Prop Types
    • Set Props
    • Set Dressings
    • Personal Props
  • Text Analysis
    • Theme/Moral
    • Mood
    • Character Characteristics
    • The World
    • Setting
    • Staging
  • Concept
    • Inspiration for the Design
    • Importance of Color
  • Vision Board

Notes

She Loves Me 360 - https://youtu.be/AUJWJGzNN90
Wicked - https://youtu.be/ytFSehs2Rxw
Presentation - http://bit.ly/3bJqZMg