BPS Theatre Arts Standards Book

HS Theatre Standards


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While many secondary theatre programs focus on performance and design in staged productions as evidence of a student’s understanding and achievement in the art, ongoing student engagement in theatre without an end product in mind has not always been defined and valued. These standards address those drama processes as well as traditional theatre. Drama processes encompass envisioned worlds and unscripted activities designed to engage students in a wide range of real and imagined issues; theatre includes the broader and more traditional conventions of the craft that have been developed over the centuries— scripted plays, acting, public performance, and stagecraft..

Creating Theatre Arts image

THR-HS.Cr - Creating

  • THR-HS.Cr.01 - Anchor Standard 1 - Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
    • Examine the roles of character, story, playwright, theatre tradition, production and staging elements, and genre in a drama or theatre work
  • THR-HS.Cr.02 - Anchor Standard 2 - Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
    • Analyze the collaborative relationship of the actor, director, production staff and playwright in creating a drama or theatre work.
  • THR-HS.Cr.03 - Anchor Standard 3 - Refine and complete artistic work.
    • Refine design choices to support the story and impact of devised, improvised or scripted drama.

Performing Theatre Arts image

THR-HS.Pr - Performing

  • THR-HS.Pr.04 - Anchor Standard 4 - Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
    • Apply a variety of acting techniques in the rehearsal and performance of drama and theatre works.
  • THR-HS.Pr.05 - Anchor Standard 5 - Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
    • Apply technical elements to enhance the technical and production design of drama and theatre works.
  • THR-HS.Pr.06 - Anchor Standard 6 - Convey meaning Through the presentation of artistic work.
    • Perform a rehearsed drama for a specific audience with developed production elements.

Responding Theatre Arts image

THR-HS.Re - Responding

  • THR-HS.Re.07 - Anchor Standard 7 - Perceive and analyze artistic work.
    • Synthesize what is seen, felt, and heard in drama and theatre works to develop criteria for personal artistic choices.
  • THR-HS.Re.08 - Anchor Standard 8 - Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
    • Analyze how artistic choices are developed from personal experiences in drama and theatre works.
  • THR-HS.Re.09 - Anchor Standard 9 - Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
    • Analyze a drama or theatre work using personal aesthetics and artistic criteria.

Connecting Theatre Arts image

THR-HS.Cn Connecting

  • THR-HS.Cn.10 - Anchor Standard 10 - Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
    • Collaborate on drama or theatre work that examines a critical issue using various perspectives.
  • THR-HS.Cn.11 - Anchor Standard 11 - Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding
    • Analyze the social, historical, and cultural contexts of drama and theatre works.