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SKELETON CREW: TECHNICAL THEATRE TEKS

Technical Theatre, Level I

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Foundation: Inquiry & Understanding

(1)  Foundations: inquiry and understanding. The student develops concepts about self, human relationships, and the environment using elements of drama and conventions of theatre. The student is expected to:

(A)  define standard vocabulary in costumes, lights, makeup, theatre management, properties, scenery, and sound;

(B)  recognize the technical elements of theatre such as types of stages, stage areas, fly systems, curtains, front of house, dressing rooms, and storage;

(C)  recognize theatre systems such as the production calendar, tech rehearsals, and production staff roles;

(D)  recognize safe theatre practices such as personal safety, fire safety, tool safety, shop safety, and handling emergencies in the theatre; and

(E)  read scripts and apply basic script analysis techniques to technical theatre elements.

Creative Expression: Performance

(2)  Creative expression: performance. The student develops and demonstrates technical theatre skills through the pre-production processes from concept (script or original idea) to performance. The student is expected to:

(A)  recognize the function of technical elements in various theatrical styles and genres

(B)  recognize the design process of analysis, research, incubation/selection, implementation, and evaluation to a theatrical product such as a rendering, model, and sketch;

(C)  identify the production team such as designers, director, crew members, playwright, and stage manager and their duties

Historical & Cultural Relevance

(4)  Historical and cultural relevance. The student relates theatre to history, society, and culture. The student is expected to:

(B)  identify the impact of live theatre, film, television, and electronic media on contemporary society

Critical Evaluation & Response

5)  Critical evaluation and response. The student responds to and evaluates theatre and theatrical performances. The student is expected to:

(B)  recognize appropriate behavior at various types of live performances;

(C)  recognize the design and technical elements of theatre as an art form and evaluate self as a creative being;

(D)  evaluate live theatre in written and oral form with precise and specific observations of technical elements using appropriate vocabulary

Technical Theatre, Level II

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Foundations: Inquiry & Understanding

(1)  Foundations: inquiry and understanding. The student develops concepts about self, human relationships, and the world using elements of drama and conventions of theatre. The student is expected to:

(A)  demonstrate proper use of standard vocabulary in costumes, lights, makeup, theatre management, properties, scenery, and sound;

(B)  identify the technical elements of theatre such as types of stages, stage areas, fly systems, curtains, front of house, dressing rooms, and storage;

(E)  read and analyze scripts to determine technical theatre elements.

Historical & Cultural Relevance

(4)  Historical and cultural relevance. The student relates theatre to history, society, and culture. The student is expected to:

(B)  analyze the impact of live theatre, film, television, and electronic media on contemporary society

Critical Evaluation & Response

(5)  Critical evaluation and response. The student responds to and evaluates theatre and theatrical performances. The student is expected to:

(B)  analyze and apply appropriate behavior of technical staff at various types of live performances;

(C)  recognize the design and technical elements of theatre as an art form and evaluate self as a creative being;

(E)  evaluate live theatre in written and oral form with precise and specific observations of technical elements using appropriate vocabulary

Technical Theatre, Level III

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Foundations: Inquiry & Understanding

(1)  Foundations: inquiry and understanding. The student develops concepts about self, human relationships, and the world using elements of drama and conventions of theatre. The student is expected to:

(A)  demonstrate proper use of standard vocabulary in costumes, lights, makeup, theatre management, properties, scenery, and sound;

(B)  demonstrate a working knowledge of the technical elements of theatre such as types of stages, stage areas, fly systems, curtains, front of house, dressing rooms, and storage

Historical & Cultural Relevance

(4)  Historical and cultural relevance. The student relates theatre to history, society, and culture. The student is expected to:

(B)  synthesize the impact of live theatre, film, television, and electronic media on contemporary society

Critical Evaluation & Response

(5)  Critical evaluation and response. The student responds to and evaluates theatre and theatrical performances. The student is expected to:

(B)  demonstrate appropriate behavior of technical staff at various types of live performances;

(E)  evaluate live theatre in written and oral form with precise and specific observations of technical elements using appropriate vocabulary

Technical Theatre, Level IV

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Foundations: Inquiry & Understanding

(1)  Foundations: inquiry and understanding. The student develops concepts about self, human relationships, and the environment using elements of drama and conventions of theatre. The student is expected to:

(A)  demonstrate proper and regular use of standard vocabulary in costumes, lights, makeup, theatre management, properties, scenery, and sound;

(B)  demonstrate a working knowledge of the technical elements of theatre such as types of stages, stage areas, fly systems, curtains, front of house, dressing rooms, and storage

Historical & Cultural Relevance

(4)  Historical and cultural relevance. The student relates theatre to history, society, and culture. The student is expected to:

(B)  articulate the impact of live theatre, film, television, and electronic media on contemporary society

Critical Evaluation & Response

(5)  Critical evaluation and response. The student responds to and evaluates theatre and theatrical performances. The student is expected to:

(B)  model appropriate behavior of technical staff at various types of live performances;

(C)  defend the design and technical elements of theatre as an art form and evaluate self as a creative being;

(E)  evaluate live theatre in written and oral form with precise and specific observations of technical elements using appropriate vocabulary