Theatre Standards

  • Through Creating, performing, responding and connecting theatre students will strive to meet the following priority standards


    Apply basic research to construct ideas about the visual composition of a drama/theatre work.

    Explore the impact of technology on design choices in a drama/theatre work.

    Use script analysis to generate ideas about a character that is believable and authentic in a drama/theatre work.


    Explore the function of history and culture in the development of a dramatic concept through a critical analysis of original ideas in a drama/theatre work.

    Investigate the collaborative nature of the actor, director, playwright, and designers and explore their interdependent roles in a drama/theatre work.


    Practice and revise a devised or scripted drama/theatre work using theatrical staging conventions.

    Explore physical, vocal and physiological choices to develop a performance that is believable, authentic, and relevant to a drama/theatre work.

    Refine technical design choices to support the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/ theatre work.


    Examine how character relationships assist in telling the story of a drama/theatre work.

    Shape character choices using given circumstances in a drama/theatre work.


    Practice various acting techniques to expand skills in a rehearsal or drama/theatre performance.

    Use researched technical elements to increase the impact of design for a drama/theatre production.


    Perform a scripted drama/theatre work for a specific audience.

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    Respond to what is seen, felt, and heard in a drama/theatre work to develop criteria for artistic choices.


    Analyze and compare artistic choices developed from personal experiences in multiple drama/theatre works.

    Identify and compare cultural perspectives and contexts that may influence the evaluation of a drama/theatre work.

    Justify personal aesthetics, preferences, and beliefs through participation in and observation of a drama/theatre work.


    Examine a drama/ theatre work using supporting evidence and criteria, while considering art forms, history, culture, and other disciplines.

    Consider the aesthetics of the production elements in a drama/theatre work.

    Formulate a deeper understanding and appreciation of a drama/ theatre work by considering its specific purpose or intended audience.


    Investigate how cultural perspectives, community ideas and personal beliefs impact a drama/theatre work.


    Explore how cultural, global, and historic belief systems affect creative choices in a drama/theatre


    Research how other theatre artists apply creative processes to tell stories in a devised or scripted drama/theatre work, using theatre research methods.

    Use basic theatre research methods to better understand the social and cultural background of a drama/theatre work.