T.E302

Directing a Short Scene

Directing a Short Scene

Students will lead an acting warm-up and then block a short rehearsal. Students will work in groups of three. They will each take a turn leading the group. Each director will assign a role to other students in the group and then block the scene. The only props allowed will be two chairs.

The scenes will be performed and video recorded for later scoring. The final activity will be a short reflective written piece in which students will respond to two questions.

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These are analytic rubrics. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC–BLOCKING AND PERFORMING

  • Dimension
  • Actors have a total of at least 5 movements during the scene.

  • Actors show emotions from the script.

  • Director’s unique vision for the scene is evident.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Only one movement

    N/A at this time.
  • Two movements

    N/A at this time.
  • Three to four movements

    N/A at this time.
  • Three to four movements

    N/A at this time.
  • Actors read the script and show none or the emotion reflected in the script.

    N/A at this time.
  • Some emotion is shown.

    N/A at this time.
  • An appropriate variety of emotions are shown.

    N/A at this time.
  • The emotions reflect the script well.

    N/A at this time.
  • The director’s vision is neither novel nor unique

    N/A at this time.
  • The director’s vision has some elements of uniqueness

    N/A at this time.
  • The director’s vision has a competent level of uniqueness

    N/A at this time.
  • The director’s vision is unique and interesting

    N/A at this time.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC–REFLECTION

  • Dimension
  • Reflection on Difficulties Encountered

  • Reflection on Possible Changes or Modifications

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Little or no response.

    N/A at this time.
  • Superficial response.

    N/A at this time.
  • Competently presented response.

    N/A at this time.
  • Thoughtful and incisive response.

    N/A at this time.
  • No ideas proposed.

    N/A at this time.
  • A few sketchy ideas proposed.

    N/A at this time.
  • Good suggestions proposed.

    N/A at this time.
  • Many excellent and thoughtful ideas proposed.

    N/A at this time.
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