Blocking a Scene
After analyzing and researching the one-act play The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang, student directors will cast and direct classmates in a scene. This task focuses on the assessment of the directors only. Student actors would get graded using separate rubrics and expectations. The actors may rotate into the role of directors in future assignments. Scenes average three to five actors, so in a class of 30 students, there would be approximately five to seven directors.
This assessment has five parts:
o Part 1–Assessment Questions (Day 1)
o Part 2–Read, Analyze, and Prepare Scene (Days 1–2)
o Part 3–Scene Rehearsal (Days 3–7)
o Part 4–Scene Performance (Day 8)
o Part 5–Reflection (Day 9)
This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.
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