I hope your Memorial Day weekend was one of family, self-care, and remembrance. As we move towards the close of the school year, we will be spending our class time viewing and discussing contemporary works of theatre and their impact on audiences. This content meets the following standard, which has been identified as our remaining “essential learning requirements” for the semester:
Watch the following 5-minute performance entitled Celui qui tombe (He Who Falls) by Yoann Bourgeois. Do not research the piece or the director/choreographer. Simply view it.
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY:
Watch the following 47 minute theatrical puppetry piece entitled The Hit by Strangeface, a devising theatre company. Do not read the synopsis at the bottom of the frame or any spoilers – just watch. I want you to go in blank.
DO NOT READ THE JOURNAL PROMPT (below) UNTIL AFTER YOU WATCH THE PERFORMANCE.
Great work on the submitted audition self-tapes! I loved seeing what monologues you selected and watching your performance skills develop in a digital format. Only three weeks left of course content! As you move towards the end of the year, please make sure you are caught up on your journals.
I want to introduce you to more non-traditional theatre in the last few weeks we have of the year. This week we will be exploring the “audience experience”, through an experience I doubt any of you have had.
Complete the following days in order. I am being vague-on-purpose with this specific theatrical experience and want you to “discover” it on your own. I have had friends who have gone to this show, and I don’t want to cloud your discovery with those second-hand opinions/reviews.
Explore the following website for 10-15 minutes: https://mckittrickhotel.com/sleep-no-more/ You should also go to the “About” section at the bottom of the page and read through it. Do not click on any video links on the website should you stumble upon them in order to avoid spoilers.
View this trailer for Sleep No More. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k12NZLh_Xvg
View this British news report/advertisement on Sleep No More. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RziojmOarHY
With any remaining time in your 25 minutes for the day, start Thursday’s work…
Take electronic notes on the following informational text:
Meet on Zoom at 1:00pm for a class meeting to discuss Sleep No More and Punchdrunk Theatre’s approaches to creating theatre.
- Meeting information has been emailed to you.
Make sure you submit your electronic notes to turnitin.com by midnight on Friday.
Over the course of the next two weeks, you will spend approximately four hours developing characters, rehearsing your selected pieces, and recording your performances. This project meets the following standards, which have been identified as two of our three remaining “essential learning requirements” for the semester:
MONDAY, May 4th – FRIDAY, May 15th:
Your completed self-tape audition is due by midnight on Friday the 15th to the Google Drive link in step 6.
Daily Accomplishments & Homework on the Blog. Downloads below.
Class - 21970502
Password - fry5
Fry's IB Google Drive: (add assessments here)
TeenTix Seattle Theatre Deals: