• Google Classroom please join

    Posted by Rich Tryzbiak on 4/16/2020

    I have set up Google Classrooms for all of my classes. If you have not joined your class yet please do so.

    I sent the class code to your school email address. That is the address you will need to join the class.

    If you did not get the code. Email me at rtryzbiak@eriesd and I will send you the code. 

    You need to join by Monday, April 20.

     

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  • April 6, 2020 Coming Soon A Google Classroom

    Posted by Rich Tryzbiak on 4/6/2020

    Hello Theatre Arts I,

    I will be launching a Google Classroom for our classes soon. So check back often for instructions to join the class.

    In the meantime I hope you are still thinking about theatre. Try playing "Charades" with whomever you are with. Try playing "Moose." 

    Many places are streaming performances of Broadway shows now. Try watching some and let me know what you thought about it. I would be interested to find out what you watched and what you thought.

    Just shoot me an email at rtryzbiak@eriesd.org to let me know how and what you are doing. 

    I miss you. Mr. Tryzbiak

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  • Welcome to things to do at home for Theatre Arts I

    Posted by Rich Tryzbiak on 3/27/2020

     

    March 27, 2020

    Costume Design

    At this point in class if we were meeting in person we would be discussing costume design. Not sure if we will get a chance to do that, so I will do my best to give you a little information and a few video you can watch to offer you something. Nothing too strenuous.

    Costumes can tell us quite a bit about the character wearing them. I like to think of the curtain opens and you see an actor on stage in a costume, before they even speak or move you can gather a lot of information about the character.

    This is not a complete list. See how many other things you can add to this list.

    The characters:

    • Age
    • Sex
    • Occupation
    • Financial Status
    • Social Status
    • Time period in which they live
    • Climate in which they live
    • Species (maybe they are an animal or tree)
    • Nationality
    • Personality

    The next question is “how do they do this?”

    The costume do it through use of:

    • Style
    • Color
    • Texture
    • Accessories
    • Fabric

    Here are a few videos featuring costume designers and their work.

    Costumer’s Process

    https://youtu.be/ldWRux3K5rg

    Costume and set design An American in Paris

    https://youtu.be/9yvmo0vTfmo

    Costume Designer

    https://youtu.be/cLW45yeCoNA

    Costume and Wigs National Theatre UK

    https://youtu.be/bgxcWne7uzg

    Costume design National Theatre Wing

    https://youtu.be/-xZglYQSJ3Q

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  • Things to do at home for Theatre Arts I

    Posted by Rich Tryzbiak on 3/25/2020

    March 25, 2020

    I am going to ask that you communicate with me through my school district email address rtryzbiak@eriesd.org rather than the g-mail address I gave you at the beginning of the semester. It will just be better for me at this time.

    A few of you sent me your drawings. I will check them and get back to you soon. If you handed it in while we were in school (I didn’t think anyone had) I left it at school and will attend to them sometime in the future. Either way you will need to turn the paper copy when we return to school for grading. My looking at them now is just to help you get them correct and let you work on them while you have the time.

    Set Design Continues

    We only talked briefly about set design and you got the chance to create a basic set design drawing.

    There is much more to consider in a design.

    • Will it work for the production?
    • Does it fit the director’s needs?
    • What about the style of the design?
    • Is it the correct time period?
    • Should the walls be painted? Wallpapered? Stenciled?
    • What about color?
    • Does the color fit the mood?
    • What is the color of the set saying about the characters and the space they occupy?
    • Does the color work with the color of the costumes?
    • Is this the only set needed for the production or does it need sometime for another scene?

    There is a lot to consider.

    In a musical there are often many sets, many locations and they might need to change rapidly from one to another.

    Below are a few videos featuring Broadway set designers and their work that I think might be of interest you.

    Set design for Wicked 

    https://youtu.be/ytFSehs2Rxw

    Set design for Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton

    https://youtu.be/v5Cj0pP3Y7k

    Set design for Hamilton

    https://youtu.be/wETgMUYQwus

    Set design for Beetlejuice

    https://youtu.be/wtqgQua5giM

     

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  • Welcome to things to do at home for Theatre Arts I

    Posted by Rich Tryzbiak on 3/23/2020

    Welcome to things to do at home for Theatre Arts I

    I will begin posting some things for you every few days so that you can keep your love of the theatre alive. I have been instructed that nothing I offer you at this time is to be a required assignment or is to be graded but I do hope that you will participate even if it is only for a diversion from what can become long boring days.

    I am going to ask that you communicate with me through my school district email address rtryzbiak@eriesd.org rather than the gmail address I gave you at the beginning of the semester. It will just be better for me at this time.

    March 23

    If you recall I left you with an assignment.

    Set Design.

    1. You were to complete a floor plan for our Collegiate Academy Stage using the graph paper I gave you. It should include the drawing of our stage with measurements on the outside of the diagram and be to scale using one block on the paper as one foot. In the lower right of the page it should contain your name and the title “CA Floor Plan” in block letter (basic printing) no larger than two blocks high.
    2. You were to then make another of the same drawing of our stage to draw your set design on.
    3. Your assignment was to create a design for a living room set. You will be using flats for walls. Drawn from above the flats will look like lines. Label this drawing “Living Room Set”. The design should also contain: a front door, a way to a kitchen, a way to upstairs, at least 3 windows, a sofa, at least 4 chairs, at least 3 tables, a fireplace. The set must also be behind the grand, offer good sightlines to the audience and include escape stairs offstage if stairs are used on stage.
    4. Make sure to label furniture, windows and doors.

    Please send me a photo of your two drawings. I will check to see if they look correct and give you feedback.

    I am including a pdf of the graph paper if you need another sheet.

     

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