NYC Education Blueprint

Teaching and Learning in the Arts: Theatre k-12

The Benchmarks (below) align with the following TDF Education Programs:   OPEN DOORS | PXP | RAP | STAGE DOORS

Theater Making: Acting   RAP | STAGE DOORS

  • Through sequential and sustained activities in various theater forms, students improve upon and gain new performance skills

Theater Making: Playwriting/Play Making   RAP | STAGE DOORS

  • Students will increase their range of expression as playwrights through the use of vocabulary and dramatic structure, and by exploring various theatrical styles and forms
  • Students apply elements of research, imagination and revision in their dramatic writing
  • Student playwrights extend and revise their written work guided by peer assessments and self-assessments
  • Students refine their ability as playwrights to express point of view and personal vision.
  • Working alone and in groups, students begin to recognize and articulate their personal vision and the cultural context of their work

Developing Theater Literacy   OPEN DOORS | PXP | RAP | STAGE DOORS

  • Students use vocabulary that is authentic and integral to theater
  • Students integrate an understanding of dramatic text and theatre history in their response to live performance
  • Students develop an appreciation of the role of theatre in various cultures by exploring eras and personages in theatre history and, in particular, New York City theatre.

Making Connections Through Theatre   OPEN DOORS | PXP | RAP | STAGE DOORS

  • Students examine the themes and context of theater works to recognize and connect personal experience to universal themes
  • Students demonstrate a capacity for deep personal connection to theater and a realization of the meaning and messages in theater
  • Students investigate how arts are incorporated in the threatre production and articulate the distinct choices that are made within the art forms to interpret and develop the theatre work

Working With Community & Cultural Resources   OPEN DOORS  | RAP | STAGE DOORS

  • Students invigorate and broaden their understandings of theater through collaborative partnerships with theater professionals
  • Students gain an appreciation of the range of performance opportunities available to them through ongoing experiences with theater in New York City
  • Students expand and invigorate their theatre learning by using theatre resources

Exploring Careers and Lifelong Learning   OPEN DOORS | PXP | RAP | STAGE DOORS

  • Students cultivate a personal response to an affinity for theater as a part of their lives
  • Students become self-guided pre-professionals by identifying theatre internships.
  • As theatre goers, students research options for attending theatre independently and in small groups.
  • Students are introduced to the variety of careers in theatre, on-stage or behind the scenes
  • Students explore the collaborative process of theatre production
  • Through speaking about and sharing theatre-going experiences, students understand they can enjoy and participate in theatre throughout their lives.
  • Students reflect upon and communicate their experiences as audience members to peers, families and professionals.