. If you saw a production and didn’t like how some of the technical elements were executed, how would you do them differently?

Theatre Appreciation On-line – Final Theatre Project

The project will consist of an in depth report on a subject matter relating to theatre. Here are some project ideas you may want to consider but you are not held to these only:

  • Create      Costumes, Lighting, Scenic, or Sound design for a production
  • Different      theories to the methods of Acting
  • Write      about a famous Scenic/Lighting/Costume Designer
  • History      of Musicals from a specific era or a specific musical
  • Costume      design for The Lion King
  • Expand      more on any part of theatre history
  • Today’s      Theatre (Blue Man Group, Stomp, Improvisation)
  • Today’s      musical theatre (Hamilton, Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon)
  • Compare      and contrast a play version of a movie or vice versa. Example the movie Chicago to the musical Chicago.
  • The      topic must be within the realm of theatre. Please no actors, directors or designers from the movies unless      their bulk work is from the stage.

Before you ask, “What should it be about?” I want you to do your report on something that interests you. For example, if you want to do the costumes, scenic or lighting design for any other production you have seen or read will work. If you saw a production and didn’t like how some of the technical elements were executed, how would you do them differently? If music interests you, then you may want to do a report on the history of musicals or how sound/multimedia has taken off in the past 20 years. The range is open for what you can do, as long as you tie it into the world of theatre. Make sure the information you are presenting is new to us this semester. Please do not take previous power points and copy and paste information. Present newer information to the class. Recycling information will result in significant point reduction.

This project needs to be incisive, interesting, and informative.

A brief, one paragraph statement, describing the nature of the final project.

*Very important*

Presentations should be done in Microsoft Power Point and saved as a (.ppt) and not a (.pttx) for all to view.

At the end of your power point, provide one “test worthy” question (along with the answer) to be asked for the final.

If you put large file images in your presentation, it may not load up. Make sure that they are at low resolution to ensure that the presentation will be able to upload to Blackboard.

Checklist:  Make sure to complete all the steps prior to posting your project.

  • Is it saved as a .ppt and not a .pptx? See below (-5 points)
  • Does slide #1 have the title of my project along with my name and class section within it? (-5 points)
  • Does it have enough information and pictures to cover the project? There is no maximum amount of slides you need for this project but should have enough to cover the information. There should be a minimum amount of 15 slides (this does not include your title slide; question and answer slide; and your work cited slide). (-5 to -10 points). 
  • Does it have the test question to be asked for the final along with the answer on the 2nd to last      slide and is that question related to your topic? (-5 to -10 points)

On the last slide, do I have a list of work cited?