Basic Drama Projects
Comprehensive project-based theatre instruction
Perfect for both beginning and advanced theatre and technical theatre courses.
Each chapter uses step-by-step projects to build students’ confidence and competence in areas ranging from theatre basics and elements of acting to technical theatre, producing/directing, and various types of theatre.
A speaking project in every chapter ensures student engagement. On Your Feet activities get students warmed up, Theatre Then and Now focuses on theatre history, and Master of the Craft highlights significant leaders in theatre.
Explore and discuss the dynamic role and impact of theatre in society as well as the dynamic changes in film, television, and electronic media resulting from digital technology.
Program Features & Resources
Through the course of the program, students gain mastery in
- theatre basics
- technical theatre
- the elements of acting
- creating a character
- producing and directing, and more
Students also explore and discuss topics such as
- personal creativity
- the role of theatre in society
- the rich contributions of diverse cultures to global and American theatre
- dynamic changes resulting from digital technology in film, television, and electronic media
- careers inside and outside of theatre and how theatrical experience applies to college and the workplace
The Teacher Package provides planning guidance and instructional support.
Annotated Teacher’s Edition
This extensive wraparound edition includes a reproduction of the Student Edition surrounded by support materials from drama teachers—teaching tips, individual and group activities, writing prompts, and substitute teacher lesson plans.
Full of activities that extend and assess student learning. Over 150 blackline masters provide introductory activities for the Student Edition, standards-aligned activities and project support, peer evaluation, chapter and unit quizzes, and cornerstone assessments.
ExamView® Test Generator
Provides easy scoring of all chapter and unit tests.
“Basic Drama Projects is a must for all high school drama teachers! Once you purchase this book, you’ll never need another textbook for your drama classroom.”
Bishop George Ahr High School
Edison, New Jersey