CURRICULUM MAP: 10294.map
Introduction to Musical Theater (SCP) 921
Production Staff Unit
TIME FRAME: 1 week/Continuing
MAP LEVEL: 1
01.3 THE ARTS - THEATRE
-- Students will explore career opportunities in theatre ad theatre-related fields.
-- Students will identify various career available to theatre artists.
-- Students will identify connections between theatre and other disciplines in the curriculum
-- Students will describe characteristics and compare the presentation of characters, environments and actions in theatre, dance and visual arts
-- Students will describe and evaluate the effectiveness of students' contributions (as play-wrights, actors, designers and directors) to the collaborative process of developing improvised and scripted scenes.
-- Students will explain the knowledge, skills and discipline needed to pursue careers and avocational opportunities in theatre.
01.3 THE ARTS - THEATRE
-- Students will design coherent stage management, promotional and business practices.
01.2 THE ARTS - MUSIC
-- Students will apply music skills and understandings to solve problems relevant to a variety of careers.
-- Students will identify various roles musicians perform, cite representative individuals who have functioned in each role, and describe their activities and performances.
Who comprises a production staff and what are their individual jobs?
The unit on production staff is designed to teach the student about the many jobs that go on behind the scenes of a musical. The production staff includes: Producer, director, music director, choreographer, lighting director, stage manager, costume designer, publicist, make-up artist, stage crew.
The students will learn about each job and the role that each person plays in making a production happen.
In this unit, the student will:
*Describe the jobs of each member of the production staff
*Explain how each member of the production staff is important to the overall production
IN this unit, the students will be exposed to the job titles of the members of a production staff for a musical. The students will have the opportunity to research well known directors, musical directors, choreographers and producers.
Students will be assessed in the following manner:
*Test-short answer, compare and contrast
*Research paper/project on well known director, music director, producer or choreographer
If possible, bring in a guest speaker to the class that is a member of a production staff as a career.