Curriculum and Instruction

Standard 2 - Theatre

Key idea: Students will know the basic tools, media, and techniques involved in theatrical production. Students will locate and use school, community, and professional resources for theatre experiences. Students will understand the job opportunities available in all aspects of theatre.

Performance Indicators


Students will:

  • visit theatres, theatre-related facilities, and/or touring companies to observe aspects of theatrical production (a)
  • use the library/media center of their school or community to find story dramatization material or other theatre-related materials and to view videotapes of
    performances (b)
  • attend theatrical performances in their school and demonstrate appropriate audience behavior (c)
  • speak with theatre professionals about how they prepare for and perform their
    jobs (d)


Students will:

  • visit theatre technology facilities, including the local high school facility, and interact with professionals and theatre students to learn about theatre technology (e.g., lighting, staging, sound, etc.) (a)
  • use the school or community library/media centers and other resources to develop information on various theatre-related topics (b)
  • know about local theatrical institutions, attend performances in school and in the community, and demonstrate appropriate audience behavior (c)
  • discuss vocations/avocations with theatre professionals and identify the skills and preparation necessary for theatre vocations/avocations (d)


Students will:

  • use theatre technology skills and facilities in creating a theatrical experience (a)
  • use school and community resources, including library/media centers, museums and theatre professionals, as part of the artistic process leading to production (b)
  • visit local theatrical institutions and attend theatrical performances in their school and community as an individual and part of a group (c)
  • understand a broad range of vocations/avocations in performing, producing, and promoting theatre (d)

Commencement Major Sequence

Students will:

  • identify current technologies, published scripted material, and print and electronic resources available for theatrical productions (a)
  • identify college and/or community opportunities in theatre after graduation and the requirements for application or participation (b)
  • cooperate in an ensemble as performers, designers, technicians, and managers to create a theatrical production (c)
  • design an individualized study program (i.e., internship, mentorship, research project) in a chosen theatre, film, or video vocation/avocation and share the information with the class (d)
Last Updated: October 8, 2015