Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Theater I: Journal Entries #8 and #9

Journal #8: Stage Makeup Notes

There are two main types of stage makeup:  Corrective  &  Creative.

Stage Makeup Facts

Corrective Makeup…

• “Everyday” makeup or “street” makeup

Question: What types of makeup do you know that some people use everyday? 

Question: How do they use these tools and supplies?  

Creative Makeup…

• Enables actors to “inhabit” any type of character!

Question: Have you ever worn “creative” makeup?  When?  Why?

Question: What kind of character did you portray in that makeup?

Makeup Materials

Cream shadows/colors

Softened wax

Liquid latex

Spirit gum (or chewed bubble gum!)

Foam rubber

“Street” makeup (eyeliner, eyeshadow, foundations)

Anything you can imagine!!!

Makeup Assignment

Journal #9: “Fight Club” Scene

Step 1: With a partner, write a short scene of dialogue (about 10 lines) between TWO CHARACTERS that leads to a creative, physical fight.

Step 2: After you have written your scene, use your creative art skills to draw a MAKEUP PLOT – basically, a drawing of the faces of the people in your scene and what their makeup will look like based on their injuries.  (Bruises, scratches, burns, other objects… get creative.  It’s okay to be funny – you don’t have to get too gorey.)

Make sure to LABEL what materials you’ll be using.  Get creative – eyeshadow, eyeliner, lipstick, blush, cotton balls, chewing gum… they can all be used in NON-TRADITIONAL WAYS!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Theater II & III: Journal Entries. (How it's Done!)


Each entry should span about 10 lines (200 words).  Each entry is worth 10 points as follows:


·         Structure (introduction that includes a restatement of the question, body paragraph that answers question & brief conclusion to “wrap up”) – 5 points

·         Clarity, Thoughtfulness, & Organization (Are your thoughts clear & understandable to the reader?  Are your thoughts organized to be understandable?) – 5 points


Each week you are to complete two (2) journal entries.  Journal entries fall under TWO CATEGORIES: reflection OR observation.  You should complete one of each type each week.


Reflection entries are a place for you to reflect on your work as an actor, director or technician.  These are a great way for you to write about what you did well during the week, what you hope to improve upon, and what questions you might have for me as your teacher about your performance.  Be sure to really think about what you’ve learned (or still want to learn) about your work as an actor, director, or technician.


Observation entries are a place for you to write about what you have observed during the week.  You may write about what you have seen other students work on, what you have seen theatrically OUTSIDE the classroom (plays, television, movies, etc.) or any character observations that you’ve made.  (It’s okay to write “people-watching” stuff.  This is great for acting!)


This should prove an easy assignment, since at any given moment you are either rehearsing or waiting for your turn to rehearse!  (Please, PLEASE, PLEASE use the time that you are waiting to rehearse to write these journal entries.  DO NOT PUT IT OFF UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.)

Total entries for February:             4 (Feb 16 – 19, Feb 22 – 26)

Total entries for March:            6 (March 1 – 5, Mar 8 – 12, Mar 22 – 26)


Total points:                                    10 entries x 10 points = 100 total possible points

Theater I: Journal Entry #7 - Props

Props - #7

List 10 common objects - ones you might find around your house or this classroom.

Then, next to each object, list at least ONE NEW WAY to USE each object as a prop.  (For example, if you listed a broom, how might you use that broom in a way that is different than the common use - sweeping?)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Theater I: Journal Entry #5 & #6

Entry #5: Basic Theater Safety Rules

1. Safety is your responsibility.

2. Clean up spills as soon as they occur.  Clean up your space as you go!

3. Move carefully and don't run!

4. The Dismissed by Table Rule!

Entry #6: My Experience as a Costume Designer

Write a brief entry that answers the following:

1. What did you enjoy?
2. What did you dislike?
3. What would you change about the project?
4. Anything else you'd like to get off your chest??? :-)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Theater I: Toilet Paper Costume Design

See Ms. Yanchak if you did not receive a project outline and rubric.

Wednesday 2/3: Brainstorming (see Journal #4)

Thursday 2/4: Sketch/Design

Friday 2/5: Sketch/Design DUE today

Monday 2/8: Standard Materials due IN LABELED BOX today

Tuesday 2/9: Creation Day!  We'll be building the costumes in class!

Journal #4: Brainstorm!
Write down ALL of your ideas for what kind of superhero you'll be designing!  (Every member of the group should have this in their journal.)

Period 6 Theater II and III: Black History Month Film

Cast members should have their costumes in for this week and next week.

We will be filming as follows:

2/3: Alora (scene 1 - Houston and Marshall), Naomi (scene "2" - the barbershop), Nicole (Bulah and Kilson)

2/4: Briana (Rev. Delaine scene), Laurel (Scott & Burnett)

2/16: Michael (last scene), Shantel (Houston, Marshall, and courtroom scene), Jesse (Barbara Johns speech)

2/22 and 2/23 are makeup days for filming.

Period 7 Theater II and III: Costumes

Tell Tale Heart cast/crew:

See your stage manager(s) for the list of items that you need to bring in for costumes.  Your costume is due IN CLASS BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22.

If you do not have one or more of the items required, please see Ms. Yanchak.