In this class, students will take on the roles of theater designers, read a play, research its background, and build a scale model of how you perceive the set of the play to look. Then, students will give a presentation to the play’s “director,” pitching ideas by describing how their designs would look in the hopes the director will “hire” them.
The goal is to give middle school students coursework that exposes them to the backstage world of the theater, while also providing an interdisciplinary and authentic learning experience that mirrors what the real world of theater is like.
- Analyze a script to create a unified, comprehensive design
- Evaluate performance in class activities
- Draw connections between the world of theatre and other subjects.