Students apply their knowledge of physical acting by creating a short silent film, in the style of Charlie Chaplin.
This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.
Open scenes are great ways to get kids on their feet and acting. Open scenes are open to interpretation and should be purposely vague or ambiguous. The purpose of having kids write and later perform these short scenes is to get them on stage, help them start interpreting lines and trying to attempt to understand and play the subtext in dialogue. The scenes are short (16-24 lines) and can be memorized easily. The digital tool provided will show students an example of an open scene.
Students will do a series of quick warm-up activities lasting approximately 5 to 10 minutes to prepare for their work in theatre class. They will stretch their muscles, do vocal warm-ups, and practice mental focus in order to prepare their bodies and minds for their work in the class.