OTT Theatre Company/Theatre Production 10/11/12 - 2019/2020
This exciting course is intended for theatre students who want to apply the practical skills learned in class to a full scale theatre production. Students will either receive a Company 10/11/12 or a Production 10/11/12 credit depending on whether they are cast in the plays or choosing to work backstage as crew. The course includes auditions, rehearsals, design workshops, set construction, costumes, publicity and the many other aspects involved in creating a theatre production. This course is not meant to replace Drama 10 or Drama 11/12. It is strongly recommended that students take both courses in tandem. Students should note that this course happens outside the timetable. The reality of a theatre production is that it requires absolute commitment to long hours in concentrated blocks of time. Students are required to attend rehearsals and performances. Admission by audition/interview only (mid-October).
Students are expected to work on this year's full lengthproduction which will be performed at the Capitol Theatre April 8-11. In late April, Ott students will travel to Vernon to attend the annual Good Will Shakespeare Festival. Throughout the season, Ott students are expected to attend the scheduled theatre workshops intended to hone specific theatre skills.
Each year LVR produces a major school play. This year's full length production isthemusical Beauty and the Beast. Based on the Academy Award®-winning Disney animated feature, Beauty and the Beast includes the film’s original songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. LVR students will transport audiences into the story of a special girl named Belle, whose taming of the Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince enthralled Broadway audiences for over 13 years. Please visit the Beauty and the Beast website for more information.
In late April students will travel to the much-loved annual Goodwill Shakespeare Festival in Vernon where they will perform a short original piece called #dostthouloveme? Students must pay $150.00 to attend the festival which includes professional workshops and inspired performances from schools across the province.
The 110 hours needed to meet course requirements will include the following:
production meetings and skill building workshops (specific dates to be announced)
pre-production, production and post production hours for each play/project
Students must keep a Theatre Production Journal; specific hours spent in pre-production meetings, in rehearsals and in performance must be logged. The journal which includes creative brainstorming and student reflection is a critical assessment tool used in this course. Students will also be assessed on crew and performance skills. Criteria will be set according to the specific project and student role.While this course is linear, students will only receive marks in this course during the second semester reporting sessions.