9 - 12 Technical Theatre II Version: 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Theatre Arts

Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
Element: TAHSTTII.1a
Interprets, prepares, and presents elements of technical theatre to enhance a scene
Element: TAHSTTII.1b
Creates a two-dimensional study of a three-dimensional object, using scale drawings, perspective drawings, blueprints, or computer renderings to design scenery, costumes, and properties
Element: TAHSTTII.1c
Analyzes and justifies design choices
Element: TAHSTTII.1d
Applies the principles, elements, characteristics, and functions of design to a theatrical production
Element: TAHSTTII.1e
Analyzes dramatic texts for theme/s, settings, era, style, genre, and characters to determine technical requirements
Element: TAHSTTII.1f
Applies knowledge of design principles and elements to set and property design, costumes, lighting, sound, and make-up
Element: TAHSTTII.1g
Collaborates with the director to develop concepts that convey the metaphorical nature of theatre, film/video, and electronic media
Element: TAHSTTII.1h
Incorporates the use of technological advances in theatre and other disciplines to create formal and informal theatre, film,/video, and electronic media productions

Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Sets and Properties)
Element: TAHSTTII.2a
Develops designs that use visual elements to clearly convey environments suggested by the text
Element: TAHSTTII.2b
Illustrates the use of line, shape, texture, color, space, and balance to represent the environment of a plot
Element: TAHSTTII.2c
Designs original ground plans and set designs for a variety of dramatic works
Element: TAHSTTII.2d
Develops technical designs based on design concepts (e.g., musical and visual art principles) that meet the requirement of the dramatic work, film/video, and electronic media

Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Costumes and Make-up)
Element: TAHSTTII.3a
Applies construction techniques and materials for creating costumes
Element: TAHSTTII.3b
Investigates alternative strategies for obtaining costumes
Element: TAHSTTII.3c
Engages in proper safety practices in the creation of costumes and the application of make-up

Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Lighting and Sound)
Element: TAHSTTII.4a
Applies established principles, elements, and techniques of lighting and sound design for a theatrical production
Element: TAHSTTII.4b
Analyzes and safely applies basic techniques of theatrical lighting and sound production such as using gels, designing and reading a light plot and instrument schedule, and selecting or designing sound effects and background music
Element: TAHSTTII.4c
Uses available lighting sources to enhance formal and informal theatre, film/video, and electronic media productions
Element: TAHSTTII.4d
Creates appropriate sound effects, and selects music to enhance a scene or production

Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Stage Management)
Element: TAHSTTII.5a
Explores and discusses the principles of theatre management, administration, and the production process
Element: TAHSTTII.5b
Identifies the functions of business management, including funding, publicity, and house management
Element: TAHSTTII.5c
Applies standard backstage procedures for setting and striking sets, unit set preparation, curtain and fly rail operation, set and lighting crew preparation, backstage etiquette, and safety
Element: TAHSTTII.5d
Applies principles of stage management by creating a prompt book noting blocking, lighting, sound, and effect cues

Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Element: TAHSTTII.6a
Analyzes a variety of dramatic texts to determine their production requirements by referencing historical and cultural contexts
Element: TAHSTTII.6b
Compares and contrasts the historic setting, culture, and geography of a play script, and how these factors influence the visual and aural representation in a classroom, on stage, or in media
Element: TAHSTTII.6c
Researches historical and cultural influences from a variety of resources including texts, library, artifacts, and the internet, to develop credible design choices

Exploring the business of theatre
Element: TAHSTTII.7a
Examines the roles and responsibilities of various technical positions in the production process
Element: TAHSTTII.7b
Researches and reports on available careers in theatre technology and design
Element: TAHSTTII.7c
Reflects on personal career interests, choices, and their relationship to a theatre career

Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
Element: TAHSTTII.8a
Analyzes technical choices in formal and informal presentations
Element: TAHSTTII.8b
Assesses and revises personal design choices based on feedback from a director
Element: TAHSTTII.8c
Justifies how line, shape, texture, color, space, balance, and/or pattern help illustrate the environment of a story
Element: TAHSTTII.8d
Interprets technical elements in a variety of performed dramatic work including theatre, film/video, and electronic media productions
Element: TAHSTTII.8e
Evaluates the effectiveness of lighting, sound, scenery, properties, costumes, and make-up choices in communicating the concept of a production
Element: TAHSTTII.8f
Determines how the historical and cultural influences of technical elements affect a variety of performed dramatic works
Element: TAHSTTII.8g
Critiques live performances with informed responses by identifying the elements of production, including directing, design, and acting

Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre or other media experience
Element: TAHSTTII.9a
Observes and demonstrates appropriate audience etiquette
Element: TAHSTTII.9b
Explores the contribution of the audience to the production process

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