Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14th

PROCESS REFLECTION (by the end of the day tomorrow)

Project Rubric

Monday, March 11, 2019

Tuesday, March 12th

Starter (in production teams):  
Share out: Biggest "Win" so far, Biggest "Push"
What 21st Century skill does your group need to propel you forward from here?

Film clip 
Strategize and Record:  Act 5!

Art TO-DO lists: By the end of the week, we must have puppets and sets!
Costumes for live acting: Coordinate with puppets?


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5th

SLC Practice and Critique


Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4th

Reya is sick today, guys!  Sorry I am not there with you....

Please prepare for your SLC, according to the instructions on this document.

You should be making THREE notecards in Humanities today:  the two for this class and the one reflecting on your first semester action plan.  For those of you who weren't here for POL's, instead of an action plan, reflect on how the decision to change schools is working out for you.

Refer to the 21st Century Skills on the back board and you all remember PAPER, right?...

Shakespeare Production Time!
Directors and Sound: Keep this recording going!
Kenzie and Art Team: Puppet sweatshop!
Jack and Shaw: ready to build?

This is your play, y'all!  You can make some good Osprey progress without me!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28th

CIRCLE UP/REPORT OUT:  How did it go yesterday?  
  • What breakthroughs?  
  • What went well?
  • What is vexing us?
  • What do we need?
  • What systems are emerging?
  • What’s the plan of action?

"Homework":  Work on your lines!

Tomorrow: Promptbook work for ACT 2

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Wednesday, February 27th

Dearest students:  I am super excited for you guys to get stuff done with production today!  A big shout out to YOUR teacher, Roxy McKnight, for being with us on this shadowy journey.  

Christine, Jazzy, Flynn, Max, Kenzie? and various ACTORS "call'd man by man, according to the scrip'" (That is to only need to go to the studio when your scene is being rehearsed.)

REHEARSE and PLAN for sound recording of the two scenes of ACT 1. Since we don't have promptbook notes for this Act, let's work out details in this rehearsal BEFORE you start recording.

Things to think about as you rehearse and "block" these scenes:

How will we play these characters? 
  • Think about subtext and emotion and personality quirks.
  • Directors: Coach the acting!  
  • Actors: Get familiar with your lines, your characters, your subtext.  Think about how voice acting translates to puppetry. How will you give an emotional life to a shadow?
What other sounds besides our voices might be in this scene?
  • Sound effects?
  • Music?
What systems or ideas emerge about our PROCESS as you work through Act 1?
  • Keep track of these ideas!

Are we ready to record?  More scripts coming your way tomorrow....

ART CREW (when not rehearsing your lines) 
Adrian, Jaylin, Husai, Pud, Ben, Sophie F, Madyson, Kenzie? Sophia? 
Roxy is here to guide you in some artistic skill-building that will hopefully lead to some puppet and set breakthroughs.


Jack and Shaw:  Stage Construction
Shaw, you can be exempt from the rehearsal of Scene 2 until it is time to record your part.  Jack, we don't meet Puck until Act 2.
CLEAN UP THE MAKERSPACE LIKE ANGELS:)  Leave it exactly how you found it, please and thank you!

Check in with all the teams at some point to get a bird's-eye view of production.  Spend your time where you feel it will serve our progress best.  Sprinkle your good ideas into this process like fairy magic.  (Email me toward the end of class to let me know how things are going from your view.)

Tuesday, February 26th

1. Read 3.2 in characters
2. Theater Companies: PROMPTBOOK WORK!
3. Production Work

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday and Tuesday Feb 25-26

  1. TIMING CHANGE:  The show is officially postponed until April!  All we will have time for after break is rehearsal, so everything still needs to be done by March 15th!
  2. NEXT FEW DAYS: ACT 3 in our characters!  
  3. THEATER COMPANIES: Promptbook WORK together.  Let’s develop this vision as a whole group and work through the major action together.  Let’s become these characters before we start to record them!
    • Call for HATS, fairy wings, wings, crowns, costumery in general!  FOR tomorrow
  4. PRODUCTION continues!  With any time leftover and ALL of class Wednesday.  Can we all work from a MASTER CALENDAR?

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

  1. What is going well in this project?
  2. What is vexing you about this project?
  3. What don’t you understand about what we are doing in this project?
  4. What do want to express to the executive team and/or Jessica?

Call for HATS, fairy wings, wings, crowns, costumery in general! FOR tomorrow

Finish Cast

THEATER COMPANIES: Promptbook work for 3.1 (the scene we watched scenes of last week)

Executive Crew: Can we have lunch today or tomorrow?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Thursday, February 14th

“Reason and love keep little company together nowadays”
3.1:  This is the scene where Bottom is transformed and Titania wakes up
On Film (1968) Green Fairy version @ 5ish
On Film (1935) Bottom and Titania

  • What progress did we make this week?
  • Which 21st Century Skills are we using?
  • Which ones do we need to bring next week?
  • Next steps for your team

Finish casting!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Tuesday, February 12th

2.2:  Whole Group Work

In companies, finish the scene (2.2.84-156)

Review Act II, scene ii


Monday, February 11th

  • This week and next week are short.  Lots is happening, and it will go by fast.  Before we know it, February is over. Everyday is crucial to our progress.  Please try to be here and be on time every day. Please exercise your 21st Century skills and good character around every corner.
  • Field Trip?
  • Play is not yet cast in full
  • Production Teams are set: We will have our first meeting today.

What did we think of the movie version we watched?  How did we answer the journal prompt?

Review 2.1

What’s the subtext?
1.  Acting is an interpretation.  We reflect with inflection and body language the thoughts we imagine our characters to be having.

SUBTEXT: What’s underneath the dialogue, the motives of the characters; the thoughts and emotions that the character is having as they speak.

2.  To determine subtext, consider….
  • the context (what other lines occur around them?)
  • what the character wants in this particular scene
  • what the character’s ultimate objective is
  • what obstacles prevent the character from achieving his goals?
  • what are the character’s feelings about what is happening?

Finish Scene 2.1 with attention to subtext and inflection