• North Carolina Essential Standards

    Intermediate Theatre Arts


     Use non-verbal expression to represent human needs and motivations

     Apply various vocal elements to monologues and scenes

     Adapt scripts from literary texts

     Use improvisation and acting skills in given situations

     Interpret scenes through presentations

     Analyze plays for plot structure, theme, technical elements, and dramaturgical elements

     Provide constructive criticism for the works of various theatre artists

     Apply technical theatre to the creation of various designs

     Apply sound, lights, scenery, and costumes to theatre presentations

     Explore concepts of civics and economics through theatre arts

     Represent concepts from civics and economics through the creation of original works

     Understand appropriate theatre etiquette in multiple situations

     Apply acting conventions as given by playwrights and/or directors



    I.C.1: Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.

    I.C.1.1 Use non-verbal expression to illustrate how human motivations are prompted by physical and emotional needs.

    I.C.1.2 Apply vocal elements of volume, pitch, rate, tone, articulation, and vocal expression appropriately to theatrical texts, such as monologues and scenes.

    I.C.1.3 Produce scripts based on literature texts.

    I.C.2: Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings.

    I.C.2.1  Use improvisation and acting skills, such as observation, concentration, and characterization, to demonstrate given situations.

    I.C.2.2  Interpret scenes through formal and informal presentations.



    I.A.1: Analyze literary texts and performances.

    I.A.1.1 Analyze the plot structure and the thematic, technical, and dramaturgical elements within plays.

    I.A.1.2 Evaluate the works of theatre artists for strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for improvement.



    I.AE.1: Understand how to design technical theatre components, such as costumes, sets, props, makeup, lighting and sound.

    I.AE.1.1 Use technical knowledge and design skills to formulate designs.

    I.AE.1.2 Use the major technical elements, such as sound, lights, set, and costumes, for formal or informal audiences.



    I.CU.1: Analyze theatre in terms of the social, historical, and cultural contexts in which it was created.

    I.CU.1.1 Use theatre arts to explore concepts of civic and economics, such as systems, functions, structures, democracy, economics, and interdependence.

    I.CU.1.2 Exemplify the concepts of civics and economics through the creation of theatrical works.

    I.CU.2: Understand the traditions, roles, and conventions of theatre as an art form.

    I.CU.2.1 Understand theatre etiquette that is appropriate for a variety of theatrical spaces, styles, and genres.

    I.CU.2.2 Use production conventions, such as blocking or style, as

    given by directors or as indicated by playwrights.