Activities

Theatre Curriculum

"The model curriculum guides you by explaining on the standards, but you have a lot of freedom with it in how you teach. It gives you a goal, but how you get there is based on whatever you think will work best for your students."

Curriculum Framework:-

Introduction to ‘Theatre’ Grade 1 & 2:

Module:

  • Imitation – Recreating the world around them.
  • Emotional and sensory perception.
  • Body awareness.
  • Focus & alert games.
  • Action-Reaction.
  • Verbal & non-verbal communication.
  • Explore the environment.
  • Play with sound.
  • Pictorial worksheets

Introducing a Theatre form:
Miniature / Toy theatre

Grade 3 & 4:-

Module:

  • Story telling.
  • Imagination.
  • Verbal exercises.
  • Imitation and enactment.
  • Facial expressions.
  • Body and movements.
  • Monologues.
  • Pantomime (non-verbal movement).

Introducing:
Puppet theatre :
Hand & finger puppetry
Mime

Grade 5 & 6:-

Module:

  • Literature.
  • voice culture.
  • Stylized acting.
  • Monologues.
  • Articulation.
  • Facial gestures.
  • Body Language.
  • Music and Movement.
  • Theatre vocabulary

Introducing:
Puppet theatre & Shadow puppetry
Bunaraku - Japanese Puppet making
Clown Theatre

Grade 7 & 8:-

Module:

  • Acting theories.
  • Script writing.
  • Stage crafting.
  • Costume designing.
  • Duologues.
  • Musical short plays.
  • Rhythm and movement.
  • Story boarding.
  • Dance Drama.
  • Theatre vocabulary.

Introducing:
Object theatre
Street plays
News desk

Grade 9 & 10:-

Module:

  • Direction : Script to stage.
  • Script writing.
  • Stage designing.
  • Costume designing.
  • Musical short plays.
  • Improvisation.
  • Theatre history.
  • Types & forms of Theatre.
  • Pick & act.

Introducing:
Natya Shastra
Street plays
Radio Jockeying

Common module content:-

Warm-up Activity:

  • Physical warm-up.
  • Mental warm-up.
  • Adlibbing.

Speech exercises:

  • Tongue twisters.
  • Dialogue delivery.
  • Articulation.
  • Pronunciation.
  • Mimicry.
  • Voice modulation.
  • Poem.
  • Gibberish.
  • Telephonic conversation

Other elements:

  • Snippets.
  • Facial expressions.
  • Body language.
  • Kinesthetic intelligence.
  • Whole-class improvisation.
  • Mini-scripts.
  • Debates & group discussions.
  • Theatre games.
  • Audio-visuals.
  • Activity day

Curriculum training:-

Teacher-cum-Actor!

  • Teaching techniques
  • Teacher-student relationship
  • Dramatizing each activity
  • Using props for teaching
  • Switching over roles:
    • Teacher as an Actor
    • Actor to a Co-actor
    • Teacher as a Director
    • Teacher as an audience/critic