From Start to Strike: A Lesson Plan for the Whole Theatre Experience

Introduce young thespians to all aspects of the theater. A syllabus for a one-semester drama course provides lessons that take learners from the history of drama to the many facets of play production.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the manual as the basis for an entire course or select individual activities to supplement your drama curriculum
Classroom Considerations

  • The 92-page syllabus outlines an entire one-semester course
  • Requires individual copies of Mitch Alborn's Tuesdays with Morrie and access to the movie of the same name
Pros

  • Class members script, design a set for, and stage Tuesdays with Morrie 
Cons

  • Relies heavily on lecture format
  • No models or links to models of blocking, costume, set, or lighting design are included