Printer-friendly version

Theatre High School: Performing

Theatre High School Proficient

MCA Task Description: Character-Based Improvisation

Assess a character's wants, needs, objectives, and how they inform personality characteristics. Students will choose a character from a suggested genre (fairy tale, nursery rhyme, or other literary source) with which they are familiar and complete the Character Analysis Worksheet. All students will then be given the same set of scene parameters that includes a place, situation and clearly-defined obstacle to overcome. Working with an assigned partner, students will improvise and perform a three-minute scene in character, revealing as much of the information from the worksheet as possible. They will then revise the scene based on oral or written teacher/peer feedback and personal reflection, and perform it again. Click here to access the MCA and scoring tool.

Anchor Standards:
Anchor #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor #5. Develop and refine artistic work for presentation.
Anchor #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Anchor #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Anchor #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.




TH-AZ-I-E02a
Keep an eye on student E02a, the student in the green shirt, who scored at standard in the benchmarking.

Performing:







TH-EC-I-E09b
Keep an eye on student E09b in the black sweatshirt, who scored at standard during the benchmarking.

Performing:







TH-JL-I-E02a
Keep an eye on student E02a in the skirt, who scored at standard during the benchmarking.

Performing







TH-KF-I-E19c
Keep an eye on student E19c, wearing the white tee shirt, who scored above standard during the benchmarking.

Performing







TH-SS-I-E01b
Keep an eye on student E01b, wearing the blue sweatshirt, who scored at standard during the benchmarking.

Performing





Theatre High School Accomplished

MCA Task Description: Design Concept Presentation

Students will create a design concept presentation for a published play. They will describe the theme of the play, think about and write a clear design concept and respond to questions from peers and teachers. They will describe two elements of theatrical design – scenic & lighting or costume & make-up – in their design concept presentation. They will create a presentation of the design concept that must include written documentation and visual/audio samples, multimedia and/or digital artifacts. The purpose of this exercise is not to generate actual designs but to demonstrate the learner's ability to analyze the design requirements of the play and to create an overall concept for expressing the theme of the play through design. Click here to access the MCA and scoring tool.

Anchor Standards:
Anchor #3. Refine and complete artistic work.
Anchor #5. Develop and refine artistic work for presentation.
Anchor #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Anchor #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.




TH-JS-II-02
Keep an eye on student 02 wearing black, who scored at standard during the benchmarking.

Performing




TH-JS-II-13
Keep an eye on student 13 wearing black pants and a patterned sweater, who scored at standard during the benchmarking.

Performing






Theatre High School Advanced Acting

MCA Task Description: Acting Performance

Student will analyze the text of a published, scripted play, scene or monologue and apply performance skills to create a believable character in performance that might be presented to an audience. No more than five minutes of the performance will be video-recorded. The student will then receive feedback/critique from his or her peers and teacher before viewing the video and reflecting upon it and his or her work. Click here to access the MCA and scoring tool.

Anchor Standards:
Anchor #3. Refine and complete artistic work.
Anchor #4 Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Anchor #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Anchor #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.




TH-EL-IIIA-04
Student 04 scored at standard during the benchmarking.

Performing:







TH-EL-IIIA-05
Student 05 scored at standard during the benchmarking.

Performing:







TH-KH-IIIA-E04a
Keep an eye on student E04a, wearing the beige dress, who scored at standard during the benchmarking.

Performing:







TH-KH-IIIA-E04b
Keep an eye on student E04b, wearing the white shirt and black pants, who scored above standard during the benchmarking.

Performing:







TH-PG-IIIA-E28b
Student Keep an eye on student E28b, wearing the grey and black tee shirt, who scored above standard during the benchmarking.

Performing:







TH-SS-IIIA-E02b
Keep an eye on student E02b, with blonde hair, who scored at standard during the benchmarking.

Performing:










Theatre High School Advanced Design

MCA Task Description: Advanced Design Concept Presentation

Students will create a design concept presentation for a published play. They will write a clear design concept that includes a description and reflection on the play’s theme and respond to questions from peers and teachers. They will include all technical elements of design – lighting, scenic, costume, props, sound, make-up and graphics – to describe the overall design concept. They will create three-to-five minute presentation of the design concept that includes written documentation, visual/audio/physical samples and/or digital artifacts. The purpose of this exercise is not to generate actual designs but to demonstrate the learner's ability to analyze the design requirements of the play and to create an overall concept for expressing the theme of the play through design. Click here to access the MCA and scoring tool.

Anchor Standards:
Anchor #3. Refine and complete artistic work.
Anchor #5. Develop and refine artistic work for presentation.
Anchor #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Anchor #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.




TH-KF-III-02
Student 02 scored at standard during the benchmarking.

Performing: