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 08/27/18 A. Opener - writing prompt
B. Menu Options:
     1. Introduction Project
     2. International Traditions
     3. Silly Walks
C. Present Projects
D. Work Time
A. Silly Walks: due next block
 08/29/18 A. Opener - writing prompt
B. Presentations
     1. "Vietgone" permission slips
     2. Introduction Projects
     3. Silly Walks
C. Mini-Lesson: Theater Roles
     1. Four roles
     2. Plot Mountain
     3. Team: write short piece
A. Team: present short piece next block
 08/31/18  A. Opener
     1. Collect permission forms
     2. LODE exercise
B. Presentations
     1. Introduction Projects
     2. Silly Walks
C. Mini-Lesson: Greek Chorus
     1. Guest presenter: Tami LoSasso
A. N/A
 09/05/18 A. Openers
     1. Collect play permission forms
     2. Write and perform the best joke you've ever heard
B. Mini-Lesson: Commedia dell'Arte
     1. TED Talk: Common Ground in Comic Characters
     2. Powerpoint: Commedia dell'Arte
C. Menu Options
     1. Stock Characters
       a. Research: the character that intrigues you most
       b. Design: mask for stock character
A.  Stock character: research/design mask
 09/07/18  A. Openers
     1. Collect play permission forms
     2. Acting: sharing news
B. Mini-Lesson: Commedia dell’Arte
     1. Powerpoint: Commedia dell’Arte
     2. YouTube: National Theater
C. Menu Options
     1. Stock Characters
       A. Research: character that intrigues you most
       B. Design: mask for stock character
A. Stock character: research/design mask
09/11/18  A. Openers
     1. Collect play permission forms
     2. Super Egghead Proverbs
B. Mini-Lesson: Greek Chorus
     1. Guest Lecturer: Tami LoSasso
     2. Groups: review 'Oedipus'/prepare staging
C. Greek Chorus Exercise
     1. Present staging
     2. Notes: levels/volume/one apart/symmetry
D. Menu Options
     1. Greek Chorus: prepare ensemble scene
     2. Commedia dell'Arte: stock characters work
A. Greek Chorus work
B. Commedia: stock character work
09/13/18 A. Openers
     1. Collect play permission forms
     2. Three-line scenes
B. Mini-Lesson: Greek Chorus Moment
     1. Review: unified movement
     2. "Oedipus Rex"/page 11-12
       a. watch video
       b. choreograph cutting
       c. rehearse cutting
       d. perform cutting
C. Mini-Lesson: Commedia dell'Arte movement
     1. Review: stock character movement
       a. watch videos
       b. group practice
D. Menu Options:
     1. Research stock characters 
A. Commedia: stock character work
09/17/18 A. Openers
     1. Collect play permission forms
     2. Two writer scene
B. Mini-Lesson: Greek Chorus
     1. Rehearse scene: chorus/one apart
     2. Perform scene
C. Mini-Lesson: Commedia dell'Arte
     1. Review: stock characters
     2. Watch: stock character movement vidoes
     3. Practice: stock character movement
D. Menu Options:
     1. Commedia dell'Arte: research stock characters
A. Commedia: stock character work
09/19/18  A. Openers
     1. Collect play permission forms
     2. Two writer scene
B. Mini-Lesson: Commedia dell'Arte
     1. Review: stock characters
     2. Watch: movement videos
     3. Practice: stock character movement
C. Menu Options:
     1. Commedia dell'Arte: research stock characters
A. Commedia: stock character work 
09/21/18 A. Opener - "Vietgone" Discussion
B. Mini-Lesson: Commedia dell'Arte
     1. Review: stock characters
     2. Watch: movement videos
     3. Practice: stock character movement
C. Menu Options:
     1. Commedia dell'Arte: stock characters 
A. Commedia: stock characters
09/25/18  A. Opener - Shakespeare Insults
B. Mini-Lesson: Commedia dell'Arte
     1. Review: stock characters
     2. Watch: movement videos
     3. Practice: movement
     4. Watch: "Shakespeare Abridged"
A. N/A
09/27/18  A. Openers
     1. Finish: "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)"
     2. Partner: Commedia dell'Arte connections
B. Mini-Lesson: "Jabberwocky"/Commedia
     1. Model: director experience
     2. Handout: theater roles
     3. Handout: "Jabberwocky" poem
     4. Read/watch: "Jabberwocky" poem
     5. Form groups: three groups of four
     6. Handout/review: "Jabberwocky" assignment
C. Menu Options:
     1. "Jabberwocky": create/rehearse piece
A. N/A
10/01/18 A. Opener - director experience
B. Commedia dell'Arte/"Jabberwocky"
     1. Review: assignment
     2. Groups: work on "Jabberwocky" assignment
A. N/A
10/03/18  A. Commedia dell'Arte/"Jabberwocky"
     1. Review: assignment
     2. Groups: work on "Jabberwocky" assignment
A. N/A
10/05/18  A. Commedia dell'Arte/"Jabberwocky"
     1. Present:scenes
     2. Discussion: process and finished product
     3. Turn in: journals
     4. Write: reflection piece
A. Write: "Jabberwocky" reflection piece
10/09/18 A. Opener - Lip Sync Battle
B. Commedia dell'Arte/"Jabberwocky"
     1. Review: "Jabberwocky" videos
     2. Individual Reflection
       a. What worked?
       b. What was a struggle?
       c. What was your decision making process?
       d. What is your new understanding of Commedia dell'Arte?
       e. How do you think the group did/you did?
A. Write: reflection/due end of next block
10/18/18  A. Opener - Quick Response
B. Boal/Theater of the Oppressed
     1. Boal: background/students share information
     2. Exercises: slow-motion tag/Image Theater
     3. Shakespeare Sonnet
A. Shakespeare sonnet work
10/22/18 A. Opener - Triangles
B. Theater of the Oppressed/Shakespeare
     1. Review: assignment
     2. Rehearse
     3. Present
     4. Write reflection 
A. Complete reflection
10/24/18  A. Opener - Famous People
B. Theater of the Oppressed/Shakespeare
     1. Review: assignment
     2. Rehearse
     3. Present
     4. Write reflection 
A. Complete reflection
10/26/18  A. Opener - Two Person Environment
B. Theater of the Oppressed/Shakespeare
     1. Discuss: process/results
     2. Write: reflection
A. Complete reflection
11/15/18  A. Opener - Round Two/One-Minute Stories
B. Kabuki Theater
     1. Share facts
     2. Powerpoint
C. Research Presentation
     1. Handout: details
     2. Watch: example videos
D. Menu Options
     1. Director's Notebook
     2. Research Presentation
A. Menu Options
     1. Director's Notebook
     2. Research Presentation
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