• On Line Drama I Assignments:

    Class Work

     

    This section is for work due for Drama One while we are away from campus.   This section is update often with the most recent information placed at the top of the page. Scroll down for older assignments.  Please conplete the work and then submit it to: cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us

    Please check Mr. Ryan's Haiku page too:  https://mvusd.learning.powerschool.com/

     

    Mr. Ryan

     

    Weekly Lessons for Drama I May 26-29, 2020

    Attendance in Two Ways:  

    1.  For my class, I have a new and improved attendance! 

    You only are required to check in once a weekby Wednesday at noon. 

    https://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/Page/36322

    Click on the left side of my webpage that say ATTENDANCE BLOGS *Required*.  There, find your period, click on it.   Then click on the tiny word "Comments" below the post, and it will give you a box to leave a comment. In that comment, leave your first and last name and your period (as confirmation).  Then submit it and you have done attendance for me for the week. You only have to do this once a week. 

    This Week:

    This week is our make up week for all past homework assignments.  You can raise your grade by getting some of these assignments done..   So, I would like you to scroll down and find any of these assignments you haven't done and get them done and email them to me.  Subject of the email: DRAMA I FINAL ASSIGNMENTS.

     

    Weekly Lessons for Drama I May 18-22, 2020

    Attendance in Two Ways:  

    1.  For my class, I have a new and improved attendance! 

    You only are required to check in once a weekby Wednesday at noon. 

    Click on the left side of my webpage that say ATTENDANCE BLOGS *Required*.  There, find your period, click on it.   Then click on the tiny word "Comments" below the post, and it will give you a box to leave a comment. In that comment, leave your first and last name and your period (as confirmation).  Then submit it and you have done attendance for me for the week. You only have to do this once a week.

    2. Sign in to the attendance link to prove you are working online:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=47bwIPBFG0aN8rSLBRCnvWhJ-PGPn_FHkeYq347ZcqJURTlWS0VVQ0lHWkQ4VlgxN1FNVTlCMDlXWS4u

    This Week:  This will be our FINAL WEEK of assignments.  So enjoy this week. You will have some fun.  

    First: If you have anything in my classroom (anything you want to pick up before it gets thrown away), TUESDAY, MAY 19 is pick up day from my class.  To keep everyone safe, we will have specific times, so not everyone is there at one time.  TUESDAY, MAY 19.  Freshman 9:00a.m.-10:00a.m., Sophomores 10:00-11:00a.m., Juniors 11:00a..m-12:00noon, Seniors 12:00-1:00p.m. When you arrive, park in front of the theater.  YOU MUST WEAR A MASK or you will be sent away.  You must keep a social distance from everyone in front of you.  I will allow one person in my class at a time to collect their items. After you have gotten your items, you can not stay and chat.  I am sorry, I just want everyone to be safe.

    If you can't make that time, on Wednesday, May 20 from 10:30-12:00noon will be an alternative time, but very limited.  If you can't make any of those times, please email me and we will set up a time for you.  If you don't come or don't contact me, then your bin will be donated to the drama company as I clean up the drama room and prepare for next year.

    I have a secret that I share with my drama classes usually the last week of school. So, today will be that day.  Every day in class, we play games and have fun. Those games weren't games.  They were teaching lessons for you to grow as an actor/actress, as a public speaker and a better person in our society.  They were fun and we laughed, but you learned so much by those games.  I hope you enjoyed them and will remember them for a long time. 

    For this week's assignment, I would like you to write a paper for me and email that to me by Friday at noon. What is the paper all about?  It is about evaluating your year in drama.  I'd like to hear about the things you learned this year, things you practiced this year, and maybe some of the vocabulary that you learned. Tell me about the things you loved and the things you didn't love.  Share with me how you felt that you grew because of being in the class.  Try to share activities that enhanced your learning and how they affected you.

    This paper is as much for you as it is for me. I learn a ton by reading these and seeing what impacted my students.

    When you have the paper finished, could you copy and paste it onto an email and email it to me at: cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us .   Please email it to me no later than Friday, May 22 at noon.  It will be something that can help improve your grade in my class.

    Next week, I will have you do a survey for me and a couple of closing activities.

    I hope you have enjoyed Drama.  I can't tell you how much I have missed it over the past several months.  I can't wait until this is over.

    Mr. Ryan

     

     

    Weekly Lessons for Drama I May 11-15, 2020

    Attendance in Two Ways:  

    1.  For my class, I have a new and improved attendance! 

    You only are required to check in once a weekby Wednesday at noon. 

    Click on the left side of my webpage that say ATTENDANCE BLOGS *Required*.  There, find your period, click on it.   Then click on the tiny word "Comments" below the post, and it will give you a box to leave a comment. In that comment, leave your first and last name and your period (as confirmation).  Then submit it and you have done attendance for me for the week. You only have to do this once a week.

    2. Sign in to the attendance link to prove you are working online:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=47bwIPBFG0aN8rSLBRCnvWhJ-PGPn_FHkeYq347ZcqJURTlWS0VVQ0lHWkQ4VlgxN1FNVTlCMDlXWS4u

    This Week: We are going to focus on the difference in movie acting and stage acting.  There are several very obvious difference:  In a movie, if you make a mistake, you can refilm it.  In live theater, if you make a mistake, you have to improv your way through it.  In a movie, the camera can be very close or very far away, so the actor can act based on the distance.  In a play, you have to be dramatic so that those close or far away can see you emotions and actions.  There are also many similarities.  Today, you are going to get to explore these.

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    For our work this week, I have provided you another trivia game. Last week, you all did such a great job using the internet to find the answers.  Then you copied and pasted them to an email and sent them to me. Well, that is exactly what we are going to do this week as well.   After you have found all the answers, save it as a word document. Then copy and paste it on an email.  Subject the email: DRAMA I TRIVIA #16. Then copy and paste it and email it to me at cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us.   It will be due by Friday, May 15 at noon please (but you can turn it in earlier as well). 

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    Drama I Trivia Game #16

    ___ 1.  A physical setting where the movie is being filmed is called a

    1. Set
    2. Plot
    3. Stage
    4. Compound

    ___ 2.  The person who write a television or movie script is called a

    1. Screenwriter
    2. Screen printer
    3. Screen Author
    4. Executive Producer

    ___ 3.  A play written to be filmed is called a

    1. Movie Play
    2. Film Play
    3. Editable Play
    4. Screenplay

    ___ 4.  A point of attention is

    1. A large stick with a sharp end.
    2. Blocking style for actors
    3. Local Theater
    4. Someone or something tolook at

    ___ 5.  Which of these four are NOT a point of attention?

    1. One actor looking at another
    2. An actor looking to the side (thinking)
    3. Actor looking down (thinking or talk to self)
    4. An actor looking up (thinking or pondering)

    ___6.  A reversal is

    1. When two characters act like one another.
    2. When two characters are walking backwards.
    3. When two characters are located on opposite sides and face each other.
    4. When two characters work backwards.

    ___ 7.  When the camera is focused on the character who is listening to another character, this is called a

    1. Wrong  angle
    2. Reaction Shot
    3. Wide angle shot
    4. Dialogue shot

    ___ 8.  A place where an actor stands or moves to is a

    1. Pantomime
    2. Mark
    3. Counter Cross
    4. All of these

    ____ 9. What is the main purpose of a stand in?

    1. To stand (not this one, tried to be funny)
    2. To do scenes for an actor
    3. To get coffee and donuts for people
    4. To stand in the place of characters while cameras are being set up.

    ____ 10.  The manner in which a play was written and the period to which it relates is its

    1. Characteristics
    2. Range
    3. Style
    4. Passion

    Part II: True or False

    ____ 1. Historically, the Greek Period was the earliest of the acting periods.

     

    ____ 2. In a movie, you film on locations that represent the set for you show.

     

    ____3.  William Shakespeare was part of the Elizabethan Period of acting.

     

    ____ 4.  Sometimes, movies with physical action are played by stunt men or women.

     

    ____5. When working with a camera, you will look directly at the camera when your point of  attention is your partner.

     

    ____6. When two characters are sitting and facing eachother, instead of having them in profile, you use the 45 degree camera method.

     

    ____ 7. A close up shows a person’s whole body and the area around them.

     

    ____8. A screen test is a filmed audition to see what an actor looks like on film.

     

    ___ 9.A “day player” is often hired on a daily basis and will usually hold a small role in filming

     

    ___ 10. A Stunt player is trained actor who does dangerous stunts in movies.

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    Don't forget to email it to me after you are done.

    Subject title of the email:  Drama I Trivia Game #16

    Email it to:  cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us

    Due: Friday, May 15 by 12:00noon

    Have a great week.  

     

    Weekly Lessons for Drama I May 4-8, 2020

    Attendance in Two Ways:  

    1.  For my class, I have a new and improved attendance that will only require you to check in once a week, by Wednesday at noon.  Click on the left side of my webpage that say ATTENDANCE BLOGS *Required*.  There, find your period, click on it.   Then click on the tiny word "Comments" below the post, and it will give you a box to leave a comment. In that comment, leave your first and last name and your period (as confirmation).  Then submit it and you have done attendance for me for the week. You only have to do this once a week.

    2. Sign in to the attendance link to prove you are working online:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=47bwIPBFG0aN8rSLBRCnvWhJ-PGPn_FHkeYq347ZcqJURTlWS0VVQ0lHWkQ4VlgxN1FNVTlCMDlXWS4u

    This Week:  Good morning everyone, welcome to a great day of drama.  This week, we are going to focus on learning the things we would be learning in class.  This week, we would be learning about chapter 15 and everything we would do for a rehearsal.  We would read this because we would be starting our rehearsals for the ONE ACTS soon :( .  But the information is important and part of our yearly learning. So, I have found you a few great videos to watch about rehearsals.

    This first one is a director's way of involving people in his rehearsals for on stage work:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JevThnO92_c

    The second video is about rehearsing for a movie and how a director leads them to get what they want:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRnf-qQ3nRk

    That's it for today.  Hope you enjoyed the videos.

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    Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday:  Below is a Rehearsal TRIVIA GAME!!!!  I would like to see if you can find the answers on the internet for each of the questions below.

    Your homework this week is to copy this trivia, put it into an email and email it to me by FRIDAY at NOON. Title your email: Trivia Game  #15.    I would also like you to keep this (Maybe print it out or maybe save it as a word doc).  You will need this at the end of the semester.

     

    Part I: Multiple Choices

     

    ___ 1.  A physical setting where the movie is being filmed is called a

    1. Set
    2. Plot
    3. Stage
    4. Compound

     

    ___ 2.  The person who write a television or movie script is called a

    1. Screenwriter
    2. Screen printer
    3. Screen Author
    4. Executive Producer

     

    ___ 3.  A play written to be filmed is called a

    1. Movie Play
    2. Film Play
    3. Editable Play
    4. Screenplay

     

    ___ 4.  A point of attention is

    1. A large stick with a sharp end.
    2. Blocking style for actors
    3. Local Theater
    4. Someone or something tolook at

     

    ___ 5.  Which of these four are NOT a point of attention?

    1. One actor looking at another
    2. An actor looking to the side (thinking)
    3. Actor looking down (thinking or talk to self)
    4. An actor looking up (thinking or pondering)
    5.  

    ___6.  A reversal is

    1. When two characters act like one another.
    2. When two characters are walking backwards.
    3. When two characters are located on opposite sides and face each other.
    4. When two characters work backwards.

     

    ___ 7.  When the camera is focused on the character who is listening to another character, this is called a

    1. Wrong angle
    2. Reaction Shot
    3. Wide angle shot
    4. Dialogue shot

     

    ___ 8.  A place where an actor stands or moves to is a

    1. Pantomime
    2. Mark
    3. Counter Cross
    4. All of these

     

    ____ 9. What is the main purpose of a “stand in”?

    1. To stand (not this one, tried to be funny)
    2. To do scenes for an actor
    3. To get coffee and donuts for people
    4. To stand in the place of characters while cameras are being set up.

     

    ____ 10.  How many lines do most extra on set have?

    1. Usually at least 2 or 3
    2. 1
    3. Often, they have more than 10
    4. zero
    5.  

    Part II: True or False

     

    ____ 1. In both movies and theater, you must memorize all of your lines at once.

     

    ____ 2. In a movie, you film on locations that represent the set for you show.

     

    ____3.  In a screenplay, a director starts filming at the beginning of the movie and runs to the end.

     

    ____ 4.  Sometimes, movies with physical action are played by stunt men or women.

     

    ____5. When working with a camera, you will look directly at the camera when your point of  attention is your partner.

     

    ____6. When two characters are sitting and facing eachother, instead of having them in profile, you use the 45 degree camera method.

     

    ____ 7. A close up shows a person’s whole body and the area around them.

     

    ____8. A screen test is a filmed audition to see what an actor looks like on film.

     

    ___ 9.A Day player is often hired on a daily basis and will usually hold a small role in filming

     

    ___ 10. A Stunt player is trained actor who does dangerous stunts in movies.

    Great Job Everyone

     

    Remember to email this to me by Friday at noon to cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us

    This will add to your grade bump. :)  

     reaa

     

    Weekly Lessons for Drama I . April 27 - May 1

    Attendance in Two Ways:  

    1.  For my class, I have a new and improved attendance that will only require you to check in once a week, by Wednesday at noon.  Click on the left side of my webpage that say ATTENDANCE BLOGS *Required*.  There, find your period, click on it.   Then click on the tiny word "Comments" below the post, and it will give you a box to leave a comment. In that comment, leave your first and last name and your period (as confirmation).  Then submit it and you have done attendance for me for the week. You only have to do this once a week.

    2. Sign in to the attendance link to prove you are working online:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=47bwIPBFG0aN8rSLBRCnvWhJ-PGPn_FHkeYq347ZcqJURTlWS0VVQ0lHWkQ4VlgxN1FNVTlCMDlXWS4u


    From now on, instead of a daily assignment, I will give you a weekly assignment that will be due by Friday at noon.   I will add supplimentary documents and videos through out the week to enhance your learning, so please check back often.


    This week:

    We are going to continue our focus on Vocabulary.  This is pretty easy and you are keeping this long list.  If you have missed any words, you and scroll down to the days gave it out. I am doing it in alphabetical order.   We will be doing a quiz over these probably next week. 

    As homework, I would like you to copy and paste your definitions and send them to me as an email by Friday at noon.  I will give points for those of you who turn it in.

    Here are the words for this week:

    1. Bring Up (apply this term to lights)-

    2. Build (theater term based on excitement levels)-

    3. Call Time-

    4. Center Stage-

    5. Channel (applied to a microphone)-

    6. Choreographer -

    7. Chorus (in a play)-

    8. Clamp (apply this to lights)-

    9. Cod (an acting term, not a fish)-

    10. Color Frame-

    11. Color Wheel-

    12. Company Manager or Stage Mom-

    13.Complication (apply this to a play)-

    14. Conflict (apply to a play)-

    15. Corpse (verb applying to an actor's behavior on stage)-

    16. Crew-

    17. Cross (apply to acting movements)-

    18. Cue (apply to acting)-

    19. Curtain (apply to stage)-

    20. Curtain Time/ Curtain Up-

    Due Date:  Please copy and paste your definitions to an email, the subject of the email should be DEFINITIONS and put your period, and send it to me at cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us by Friday at noon.

    Tueday Update: I have already got people done with the definitions. Great Job!!

    Wednesday Update:  Take a few minutes and watch this video.  I hope it will bring you joy.  When you are done, find a picture on the internet or take a picture at home of something that brings you joy, and then email me that picture (no, it isn't required, subject the email JOY PICTURE).  Today or tomorrow, I will set up a photo gallery on here with your pictures of joy, because even though we aren't in the same room, I still want to support you through this.  And Joy is an important part of life.  Enjoy the video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_u2WFTfbcg

    Thursday Update:  I found a TED talk that talks about Stress.   I know that being home 24/7, having the same conversations, feeling like nothing is changing, I feel a level of stress always.  And under stress, we aren't ever at our best.  So, today, I'd like to offer you this as a way of looking at life.  No homework from this, just the joy of learning.

    https://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_levitin_how_to_stay_calm_when_you_know_you_ll_be_stressed?language=en

    Thursday, April 23 Drama I learning and work

    Attendance in Two Ways:  

    1.  Seems like every day we are learning how this process works.  Well, now I am taking attendance. How?  Simple, go to my Daily Blog section, and one of the blogs is Attendance and the corresponding day (B Days - Monday and Wednesdays, A Days - Tuesday and Thursdays). Click on the comments button.  Then, type in your name and period.  And that is it.  Now I have attendance for you.  

    2. Sign in to the attendance link to prove you are working online:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=47bwIPBFG0aN8rSLBRCnvWhJ-PGPn_FHkeYq347ZcqJURTlWS0VVQ0lHWkQ4VlgxN1FNVTlCMDlXWS4u

    While you are in the blog section, our Daily Blog for today is a dumb joke (school appropriate).  Add one of your own to give everyone a smile. :)

    Today is an easy day.  I'd like you to take  look at your vocabulary list, make sure they are all done.  I have added just a few more below:

    Light Board-

    Bose (yep the company)-

    Bounce (theater term)

    Break a Leg-

    Breaking Character-

    Add these to your list of terms.  I will be setting up a quiz in the next couple of weeks.

    HOMEWORK:  1st please enter your attendance, and then do you definitions.

     

     

    Tuesday, April 21 Drama I learning and work

    Attendance in Two Ways:  

    1.  Seems like every day we are learning how this process works.  Well, now I am taking attendance. How?  Simple, go to my Daily Blog section, and one of the blogs is Attendance and the corresponding day (B Days - Monday and Wednesdays, A Days - Tuesday and Thursdays). Click on the comments button.  Then, type in your name and period.  And that is it.  Now I have attendance for you.  

    2. Sign in to the attendance link to prove you are working online:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=47bwIPBFG0aN8rSLBRCnvWhJ-PGPn_FHkeYq347ZcqJURTlWS0VVQ0lHWkQ4VlgxN1FNVTlCMDlXWS4u

    While you are in the blog section, our Daily Blog for today is a dumb joke (school appropriate).  Add one of your own to give everyone a smile. :)

    Warning:  There are people who have dropped off the radar and aren't getting online to do any work.  School is still running and we need everyone to login and be a part of the learning experience. Take a look at the attendance blog. If you don't see a friend of yours, would you please reach out and encourage them to get involved in the distance learning experience.  I share this because there could be some dire consequences for not participating, and we want you all to grow and learn during this online experience.

    Instruction:  I want to thank all of you for turning in your ONE ACTS. They were terrific and interesting. I am still reading them and enjoying your creativity.  It is sad we won't get to perform these, many of them would have made incredible plays.  If you HAVE NOT YET TURNED IN YOUR ONE ACT, there is still time.  Please email the final draft as an attachment to cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us . I believe there are 9 of you who haven't turned them in.  Please do so to help your grade.

    Our focus for this semester will be to watch some great instructional videos and learn some very important vocabulary.  I suggest, if you haven't already, to start a long vocabulary list in your drama notebook. (by the way, I miss the debates, you were all getting so good at those).  

    Resource:  Andrew Lloyd Webber, one of the greatest play writers in history, has a website he is offering a free musical every weekend.  Here is the link if you are interested.

    https://www.classicfm.com/composers/lloyd-webber/musicals-stream-free-coronavirus-theatre-closures/

    For our instruction today, we are going to add to our vocabulary and watch a really cool video.  It is about being an actor/actress.  It is a great Ted Talk, enjoy it.  As you watch, write down three things that you learned from watching it.  Below you will see the assignment. :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZmNmS5diHc

    Next, let's add to a vocabulary list. Please all this to your long list of vocabulary.

    Assistant Director-

    At Rise-

    Baby Spot (this is a light)-

    Back Drop-

    Backstage-

    Barndoor (another light term)-

    Bifocal Spot (another light)-

    Black Light-

    Blackout-

    Blocking/Grouping-

    Homework-  After watching the video, would you please email me. In the subject title, would you put SHORT ACTING COURSE Period __ (put your period).  Then tell me 3 things you learned from the video (the Tedtalk).

    Enjoy your day.

     

    Thursday, April 16th Work DRAMA I

    Instruction:  Today, start off by visiting my Haiku pages.  Don't forget to come back here after.

    https://mvusd.learning.powerschool.com/ 

    Find Mr. Ryan's pages.  Then, click on the correct period (5th and 7th Periods have different pages, but the same assignments).

    On that page, you will need to explore the different pages. I'd like you to especially visit the Discussion page and the Poll Page.

    Next:  Sign in to the attendance link to prove you are working online:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=47bwIPBFG0aN8rSLBRCnvWhJ-PGPn_FHkeYq347ZcqJURTlWS0VVQ0lHWkQ4VlgxN1FNVTlCMDlXWS4u

    Next: Check the DAILY BLOG section on list to the left.  Answer the daily question and don't forget to put your name at the end. Today's is pretty creative. There will be a new Daily Blog every day, so come back and post every day.

    This is important.

    Grading for this semester:  It is really important that you make up any assignments that you might have a zero on by Friday.  This will help secure your grade.  If you have a zero on a test or an assignment, in the assignment section below there is a make up assignment for you to do that will take the place of that zero.  Watch the video and then write an email with your reactions.  Please indicate which assignment this is taking the place of.   Today, I will offer one activity, at the next class I will offer a second.  Progress reports are due by Friday, so make sure you assignment is emailed to me no later than Friday at noon.

    Assignment:

    1.  Finish your Final Draft for your ONE ACT.  Please email it to me as an attachment. Please DO NOT have me pull it off your icloud or google drive.  Please include it as an attachment.

    This final draft should include your title page (title of your script, your name, and period.  DO NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR NUMBER, that isn't necessary any more), your Synopsis page (a 4-8 sentence summary of your play without giving away the ending), your character list (a list of the 6-8 characters in your script including a brief description), and your script.  I understand that sending a drawing of your set could be difficult, so that section is now optional.

    2. Vocabulary.  Last week we started a vocabulary list.  This week we add to it. Here are a few words to add to your list and define them:

    Above Stage-

    Acoustics-

    Ad Lib-

    Aestheic Distance-

    Ambience-

    Amphitheatre-

    Angel walk (also known as Cat walk)-

    Antagonist-

    Apron-

    Arena Stage-

    Add These 10 words to you list and define them.

    Due Date:  One Act Final Drafts due on Friday, April 17 by noon!  Email me if you have any questions.

    For your class, I will be on line during the hours listed below to answer any questions you might have.  Please email me at cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us

    5th period 10:00-10:50a.m.

    7th period 11:00-11:50a.m.

    If you want to email me before or after these listed hours, you may, I just may not get back to you until the following day.s

    All work is to be emailed to my school email at cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us

      MAKEUP ASSIGNMENT:  This will help make up for the lower grades you have right now.  For this makeup, you will watch the following video.  After, you will email me your observations of the video, put the subject of your email as DRAMA 1 MAKEUP VIDEO #2 and DRAMA 1 MAKEUP VIDEO #3.  In your email, share with me 5 things you thought were interesting in the videos. Use the examples from the video to support your ideas in the email.  Send that email to me at cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us

    These videos give you a backstage look at some of the set designs for shows you may have seen.

    Makeup Video #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DHcON8JKhY

    Makeup Video #3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3JE-Ki9f1g

    Due Date:  Friday, May 17 by noon.

    There will be an additoin makeup assignment given in Thursday's assignments as well. Email me if you have any questions.

     

    Tuesday, April 14th Work DRAMA I

    Instruction:  Today, start off by visiting my Haiku pages.  Don't forget to come back here after.

    https://mvusd.learning.powerschool.com/ 

    Find Mr. Ryan's pages.  Then, click on the correct period (5th and 7th Periods have different pages, but the same assignments).

    On that page, you will need to explore the different pages. I'd like you to especially visit the Discussion page and the Poll Page.

    Next:  Sign in to the attendance link to prove you are working online:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=47bwIPBFG0aN8rSLBRCnvWhJ-PGPn_FHkeYq347ZcqJURTlWS0VVQ0lHWkQ4VlgxN1FNVTlCMDlXWS4u

    Next: Check the DAILY BLOG section on list to the left.  Answer the daily question and don't forget to put your name at the end. Today's is pretty creative. There will be a new Daily Blog every day, so come back and post every day.

    This is important.

    Grading for this semester:  It is really important that you make up any assignments that you might have a zero on by Friday.  This will help secure your grade.  If you have a zero on a test or an assignment, in the assignment section below there is a make up assignment for you to do that will take the place of that zero.  Watch the video and then write an email with your reactions.  Please indicate which assignment this is taking the place of.   Today, I will offer one activity, at the next class I will offer a second.  Progress reports are due by Friday, so make sure you assignment is emailed to me no later than Friday at noon.

    Assignment:

    1.  Finish your Final Draft for your ONE ACT.  Please email it to me as an attachment. Please DO NOT have me pull it off your icloud or google drive.  Please include it as an attachment.

    This final draft should include your title page (title of your script, your name, and period.  DO NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR NUMBER, that isn't necessary any more), your Synopsis page (a 4-8 sentence summary of your play without giving away the ending), your character list (a list of the 6-8 characters in your script including a brief description), and your script.  I understand that sending a drawing of your set could be difficult, so that section is now optional.

    2. Vocabulary.  Last week we started a vocabulary list.  This week we add to it.  So, would you please add these following words to your vocabulary list and on the internet, please find the defintion. This week, we are going to focus on COLLEGE and how you can persue acting there.  We are also going to learn the 3 levels of Broadway shows, and than also some information about Community Theater.  Here is the list of words:

    Liberal Arts College-

    3 Levels of Theaters in New York-

    Broadway (theater district)-

    Dinner Theater-

    Children's Theater-

    Theater Reading

    Summer Stock-

    Bachelor of Arts-

    Bachelor of Science-

    Bachelor of Fine Arts-

    Actor's Equity Association-

    -Off Broadway-

    Off Off Broadway-

    Due Date change:  One Act Final Drafts due on Friday, April 17 by noon!  Email me if you have any questions.

    For your class, I will be on line during the hours listed below to answer any questions you might have.  Please email me at cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us

    5th period 10:00-10:50a.m.

    7th period 11:00-11:50a.m.

    If you want to email me before or after these listed hours, you may, I just may not get back to you until the following day.s

    All work is to be emailed to my school email at cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us

      MAKEUP ASSIGNMENT:  This will help make up for the lower grades you have right now.  For this makeup, you will watch the following video.  After, you will email me your observations of the video, put the subject of your email as DRAMA 1 MAKEUP VIDEO #1.  In your email, share with me 5 things you thought were interesting in the video. Use the examples from the video to support your ideas in the email.  Send that email to me at cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSRLK7SogvE

    Due Date:  Friday, May 17 by noon.

    There will be an additoin makeup assignment given in Thursday's assignments as well. Email me if you have any questions.

     

    Thursday, April 9th Work DRAMA I

    Instruction: Simple. Finish your Final Draft for your ONE ACT.  Please email it to me as an attachment. Please DO NOT have me pull it off your icloud or google drive.  Please include it as an attachment.

    Assignment:

    This final draft should include your title page (title of your script, your name, and period.  DO NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR NUMBER, that isn't necessary any more), your Synopsis page (a 4-8 sentence summary of your play without giving away the ending), your character list (a list of the 6-8 characters in your script including a brief description), and your script.  I understand that sending a drawing of your set could be difficult, so that section is now optional.

    Due Date: Tuesday, April 14 by noon!  Email me if you have any questions.

    For your class, I will be on line during the hours listed below to answer any questions you might have.  Please email me at cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us

    5th period 10:00-10:50a.m.

    7th period 11:00-11:50a.m.

    If you want to email me before or after these listed hours, you may, I just may not get back to you until the following day.s

    All work is to be emailed to my school email at cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us

    Tuesday, April 7th Work DRAMA I

    Instructions: I am excited to share some information and review concept with you.  Today, we start out with finishing our ONE ACTS.  After, we are going to review some basic theater terms to make sure we are all on the same page.

    Assignment: 

    1.  Complete the final draft of your one act.  The instructions for the final draft are listed below.  Make sure you attach all 4 (or 5 parts).  Please don't send me a link to get it from your icloud.  It would be best if you just send it as an attachment please.  Makes it so much easier for me.

    2. Definitions.  Please watch this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eShwFNVpR0

    Take notes on the terms. We will have a quiz in a couple of weeks over terms.

    Due Date:  ONE ACTS are due no later than Tuesday, April 14 by 12:00noon.  The definitions are part of the notes we will take as we review and learn terms, so keep up with them as we go.

    For your class, I will be on line during the listed hours below to answer any questions you might have.  Please email me at cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us

    5th period: 10:00-10:50a.m.

    7th period: 11:00-11:50a.m.

    If you want to email me before or after these listed hours, you may, I just may not get back to you until the following day.

    All work is to be emailed to my email at cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us

      

    Finish your final draft of your ONE ACT. 

    This final draft should include your title page (title of your script, your name, and period.  DO NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR NUMBER, that isn't necessary any more), your Synopsis page (a 4-8 sentence summary of your play without giving away the ending), your character list (a list of the 6-8 characters in your script including a brief description), and your script.  I understand that sending a drawing of your set could be difficult, so that section is now optional.

    Please email all 4 sections (or 5 if you include the set design) to:  cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us
    Deadline:  Tuesday, April 14th.
    Late submissions will be accepted, but points will be taken off for being late.
     

    2. Finish your script projects.

    After reading your script, please do 2 of these (unless you have already done them).
    Draw a set design for each scene in your play.
    Rewrite the last five pages, changning the ending.
    Do a costume design for all of the characters in the play
    1 page summary of the play
    The 5th option was to build a set, but that is off the table for now.
    Deadline:  When we get back to school.
    Late submissions will be accepted, but points will be deducted for being late.
     
    Please check back to this site daily for updates on assignments for Drama I.
     

     

    Welcome to MMHS Drama I

     

    Dear parents and students,

                Welcome to a great year of experiencing Performing Arts here at Murrieta Mesa High School.  Your exploration begins today as we learn not only basic skills in acting, but strategies for  a pathway to the profession of acting.

    Our course description:
    Course # 6500

    Prerequisite: None
    Length: Year

     

    This course is meets UC/CSU and District graduation requirements for Visual and Performing Arts credit.

     

    Drama activities focus on orientation to the stage, performance standards, novice live improvisation, and entry-level understanding of character development as well as theatrical and historical terminology, etc. Activities also focus on an overview of technical theater and its’ components. Students will perform in front of a live audience as well as complete a written final exam.

     

    Class Syllabus:


     

    1st Semester…

    1.       Covering basic acting skills

    2.      Learning set staging and basic stage design

    3.      How to organize information through outlining

    4.      The art of public speaking

    5.      Characterization

    6.      Script writing (a variety of different challenges)

    7.      Pantomime, Improvisation and imagination

    8.      Use of body and voice in acting

    9.      Introduction to choral singing

    10.  Auditions and resumes

     

    (both semesters end with written finals on the skills learned throughout the term)

          2nd Semester

    1.      Production (the art of putting on a show). This section will include learning about scenery, rehearsals and how to memorize lines.

    2.      Script writing (including being assigned a One Act Script -10 minutes)

    3.      The art of argumentation (National Forensic Debate)

    4.      Performing opportunities including theater and film

    5.      Elements of style (Historical perspective)

    6.      Live production in front of an audience for our One Act Competition 
     

    Recommended Classroom supplies

    1.      A spiral notebook (at least 80 pages)

    2.     A variety of pens and pencils

    3.     Graph Paper

    Supply Donation:  We are always in need of colored copy paper, Kleenex and dry board markers.  If you would like to make a donation, it is VERY MUCH appreciated.

     

    I have some basic classroom rules that I would like to share with you:

    1.      “Everyone does the work” is the theme for my class.  We promote a strong work ethic and encourage students to try (“I can always try”) every assignment and to turn in each requirement on time.

    2.        Students stay on task and remain in their seats during class.  Wandering or doing other things can be a distraction not only to the student, but also to the others in the class.

    3.      Students are encouraged to talk and ask questions using the procedure of “raising hands”.  This way, everyone in the class gets the chance to be heard.  I also feel that there are no “dumb questions.” I want every student to feel completely comfortable in my class so that all comments and questions can be openly shared.

    4.      Students need to demonstrate respect, politeness and courtesy to both teacher and students in the classroom.  We wish to promote a very positive environment for each student in our class.

    5.      Students who are absent need to take the responsibility to get and make up all missed work.  In our classroom, we have a calendar that lists all of the homework for each semester.  Students are welcome to come in before or after class and get the information and ask questions if necessary.

     

     If a rule is broken, or a student acts inappropriately in class, we work with the following procedures…

    1.       The first infraction of a rule is given a warning (unless it is a severe violation – fighting, inappropriate language, etc.).  For severe behavior, refer to the fourth infraction.

    2.       The second infraction is a time-out and a short meeting with the teacher about classroom rules and teacher expectations. This is a very positive meeting to get us both on the same page.

    3.       The third infraction is a meeting with the teacher and a quick note home to the parents (a letter of concern or a quick email sharing the problems we are having in school).

    4.       The fourth infraction will result in a meeting with school administration and parents, getting everyone in the loop and solving the problem together.

     

     

    Our goal is to create the best learning situation for each and every student.  If you ever have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

     

    Christopher J. Ryan

    Drama Director

    Murrieta Mesa High School

    cryan@murrieta.k12.ca.us

     

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