Stage Act Creation Curriculum:
- 🎭 Elements of Theater
- 🎭 Types of Stages
- 🎭 Layout of Theaters
- 🎭 Elements of Drama
- 🎭 Stage Act Creation
- 🎭 Stage Management
- 🎭 Auditions
- 🎭 Rehearsals
- 🎭 Hair & Wigs
- 🎭 Stage Makeup
- 🎭 Coatumes
- 🎭 Shoes
🎭 Elements of Drama 🎭
The term "drama" comes from a Greek word meaning "action".A Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play, opera, mime, ballet, performed in Theatre, Radio and Television. In Poetics, Aristotle wrote that drama (specifically tragedy) has to include 6 elements: Plot, Character, Thought, Diction, Music, and Spectacle. Learn how to incorporate all 6 into your stage act.
🎭 Layout of a Theater 🎭
There are different types of theatres, but they all have three major parts in common. Theatres are divided into two main sections, the house and the stage; Learn about the tpes of theatres, stages, front of house, backstage and offstage and how to navigate them all with grace and ease!
🎭 Decide Your Concept 🎭
Before you begin, it is important to understand what the purpose of this choreography is, who it is for, what emotion you are trying to convey and what story you are trying to tell. This will help increasr your connection to the audience. Learn how to create a " hook” that makes your act stand out from the others.
🎭 Musicality 🎭
Learn musicality and how to use the architecture of the music to create your choreography, Choosing the right song will set you up for success if it has level changes, pitch changes, speed changes, highs and lows. Choose your song based on who you are as a performer and that matches the emotion you are trying to convey to the audience.
🎭 Blocking Your Act 🎭
Learn several underlying blocking techniques that are commonly used in choreography for two or more dancers. Learn blocking formations and group positioning transitions that will make your routines look stunning and seamless. Learn relationship dynamics and how to utilize status roles, plot, and character development for dynamic stage shows. Learn how to list your dance and prop tricks and turn them into short sequences that you can easily drill and reuse in different acts. Then fit those sequences and tricks into the music to create choreography!
🎭 Writing Choreography 🎭
Learn about different choreography writing styles commonly used by choreographers, how to break your song up into sections and write the times of any significant moments in the song. Learn how to notate musical timing, breaks/ changes and how to create choreography based on lyrics.
🎭 Costuming 🎭
Learn what to consider when choosing your costume, such as fit, function, style, purpose, how to do character research and create a mood board for your look so you can create a costume that is true to the time period. Learn what costumes are ideal for fire and aerials and how to choose props, utilize them, and be sure they match with your needs as a performer!
🎭 Stage Presence 🎭
Learn how to create a stage character and have a stage strong presence that holds your audience's attention, from entrance to exit. Learn how to utilize the 4th wall, interact with your audience, and how to command the attention and applause you desire.
🎭 Entrances and Exits 🎭
Learn how to have a strong entrance and exit that will keep your audience on their toes from start to finish. Learn different options available to you and how to leverage them for an interesting act that will peak the interest of the producer and audience.
🎭 Stage Makeup 🎭
Because stage actors are seen from farther away than actors on screen, it is crucial that their makeup is more dramatic and professionally done. Lighting controls makeup to and makeup can lose its effectiveness due to incorrect stage lighting. Learn skillful lighting techniques that can help you with your makeup. Learn how to have close communication between the lighting director and the makeup artist for the best possible effect.
🎭 Hair and Wigs 🎭
Learn how to style your hair or wear a wig for your stage act. There are 4 things to consider when wearing a wig: preparing Your natural hair, the wig cap, putting on The wig, storing the wig. Learn where to buy hair accessories.
🎭 Rehearsals 🎭
There are 6 types of rehearsals, Reading, Blocking, Working. Polishing, Technical Rehearsal and Dress Rehearsal. Learn how to create structured rehearsals like a professional.
🎭 Auditions 🎭
Once you have a solid stage act, you will need to learn how to navigate auditions and open casting calls Learn Find & apply to casting calls & auditions in your city. and what you will need to stand out from the crowd in any audition.