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Theatre

 

Theatre is a practical subject that encourages discovery through experimentation, the taking of risks and the presentation of ideas to others. It results in the development of both theatre and life skills; the building of confidence, creativity and working collaboratively.

The IB Diploma Programme theatre course is a multifaceted theatre-making course of study. It gives students the opportunity to make theatre as creators, designers, directors and performers. It emphasizes the importance of working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble. It offers the opportunity to engage actively in the creative process, transforming ideas into action as inquisitive and productive artists.

Students experience the course from contrasting artistic perspectives. They learn to apply research and theory to inform and to contextualize their work. The theatre course encourages students to appreciate that through the processes of researching, creating, preparing, presenting and critically reflecting on theatre— as participants and audience members—they gain a richer understanding of themselves, their community and the world.

Through the study of theatre, students become aware of their own personal and cultural perspectives, developing an appreciation of the diversity of theatre practices, their processes and their modes of presentation. It enables students to discover and engage with different forms of theatre across time, place and culture and promotes international-mindedness.

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THE LEARNING JOURNEY FOR THEATRE   
     
Unit / Block of workKey Episodes / QuestionsAdditional DetailsLength of time.Learner Attribute(s)
Staging Playtexts Play texts  10 WeeksInquirer 
 Artistic Intentions   Open minded 
 Page to Stage TEAM, 3 Hats  Communicator/ Thinker
 Play Proposal Presentation  Communicator
Performing Theatre Theory Theatre Theorists  10 WeeksKnowledgable 
 Practical Application   Risk Taker
 Devising using Theory  Open minded 
 Playtexts and Theory  Balanced
 Mock Solo Performance   Communicator/Reflective
Collaborative ProjectEnsemble Devising  14 weeks Caring/ Open minded
 Exploring Stimuli  Thinker
 Setting Intentions   Communicator/ Principled 
 Collaborative Development   Caring/ Open minded
 COLLABORATIVE PROJECT ASSESSMENT   Communicator/ Balance
 Evaluating Peformance   Reflective 
Research PresentationHistory of Theatre  4 weeks Inquiry
 Exploring World Theatre   Risk taker 
 Inquiry & Research   Inquiry
THE LEARNING JOURNEY FOR THEATRE  
    
Unit / Block of workKey Episodes / QuestionsLength of time.Learner Attribute(s)
Research PresentationStructuring the Presenation8 weeks Principled
 Practical Exploration Risk Taker 
 RESEARCH PRESENTATION ASSESSMENT  Communicator/Reflective 
Production Proposal Live Theatre Evaluation14 weeks Inquirer
 Exploring a Play Text Thinker/ Communicator
 Artistic Intentions  Open minded
 Staging Key Moments  Balanced/ Communicator
 PRODUCTION PROPOSAL ASSESSMENT  Principled
Solo Theatre Piece Selecting Practitioners 14 weeks Thinker/ Knowledgable
 Research & inquiry Inquiry
 Report Writing  Communicator/Reflective 
 Rehearse and Refine  Caring, principled
 Perform and Reflect  Risk Taker/ Reflector
 HL SOLO REPORT ASSESSMENT  Communicator/Reflective