9/6, 9/7, 9/8 Drama Agenda



What production role are you most interested in doing and why?

Finish going over production roles
Warn about a quiz of stage parts on 9/7
Go over historical project requirements and rubric, which are both in the following attachment:

historical presentation


Quiz on the Parts of the Stage
Work on historical group project


Work on historical group project

Turn in electronic copy via email to Ms.Navarro by emailing no later than midnight on Sunday 9/10.  Be prepared to present.

Email: jennifer.navarro@ouhsd.k12.ca.us


9/5 Drama Agenda


Imagine your character has just been arrested.  What did he or she do?  How would you use the proscenium arch to help the audience better understand the character’s mindset?

Production Roles!

Please find them in the powerpoint.

Production Roles!

8/31 Drama Agenda

Break into pods and ask each other the following questions:

Open Discussion Questions

Who has taken drama before?

Been in a play? Favorite play?

Favorite subject?

Dream job?

Favorite color?

Biggest fear?

Random fact?

MAKING INQUIRIES – acting warm up

  • divide into pairs and each pair decides who is ‘A’ and who is ‘B’
  • A must find out as much as he can about B in 2 minutes
  • At the end of that time, the As stay where they are and the Bs change partners
  • TWIST: now B is a policeman who is suspicious of A and intends to question him
  • A must act as the B he has just questioned. He must remember all the details that he can from that conversation so that when the new B starts questioning him – about his name, address, and so on – he can answer with detailed information, in role as his former partner. (When he can’t remember, he is at liberty to invent.)

All Change – Conversations – another warm up!

  • The class divides into pairs and decide on who is ‘A’ and who is ‘B’
  • The teacher then gives the class a simple and straightforward topic for conversation, or a situation
  • They converse for a minute or two and then the teacher interrupts with fresh instructions that alter the situation partially but not completely
  • Teacher continues to make changes, with increasing swiftness and strangeness, as the game progresses.



8/30 Drama Agenda

Today we went over the syllabus and did impersonations.

  1. choose a person you wish to impersonate who does not attend this school
  2. write down what makes them an individual
  3. decide why this person is different that you.  Do they speak differently?  Do they walk differently?  What is their personality like?
  4. Write a paragraph of dialogue (words only), and skip lines, of this person introducing you to people you have never met before.
  5. Write the subtext under the dialogue of what the person means when they are saying the words, how they say them, and what they do with their body when they are saying them.  Be sure to write these “instructions” under the part of the dialogue they belong to.
  6. Practice in small groups!  Turn in your work!

Welcome to a new year!

Hello Yellow Jackets of all ages, grades, and subject matter.  I want to welcome you to a new, exciting year!  For those of you returning for another year, welcome back.  For those of you who are new to OHS, I share that experience and adventure with you!

I am looking forward to getting to know all of you throughout the year.  When you have questions, concerns, or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me by stopping in to say hello, or dropping a friendly email.

Let’s start reading between the lines!

Ms. Navarro