• North Carolina Essential Standards

    Proficient Theatre Arts


    Use non-verbal expression and self-awareness to communicate character

    Apply various vocal elements to the development of characters

    Create original monologues and scenes

    Use improvisation and acting skills in scenes

    Interpret monologues in various presentations

    Analyze full-length plays

    Discern the process of developing a theatrical performance from a written text

    Analyze design concepts for impact in production situations

    Solve technical problems for productions

    Understand the role of theatre for interpreting the history of the United States

    Represent the history of the United States through the creation of original works

    Understand the development and application of the rules of theatre etiquette

    Investigate the interrelationships of multiple theatre roles



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

    P.C.1.1 Use non-verbal expression and physical self-awareness to communicate movement elements and characterization, including size, weight, and rate of movement.

    P.C.1.2 Apply vocal elements of volume, pitch, tone, articulation, and vocal expression to develop characters.

    P.C.1.3 Create original works, such as monologues, scenes, or performance pieces.

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

    P.C.2.1 Use improvisation and acting skills, such as observation, concentration, and characterization, to create extended scenes.

    P.C.2.2 Interpret monologues through formal and informal presentations.



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

    P.A.1.1 Analyze full-length plays in terms of plot structure, pacing, given circumstances, and character development.

    P.A.1.2 Distinguish the evolution of written texts to theatrical performances.



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

    P.AE.1.1 Analyze design concepts for aesthetic impact of technical elements.

    P.AE.1.2 Apply working knowledge to solve problems in the major technical elements, sound, lights, set, and costumes, for formal or informal audiences.



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

    P.CU.1.1 Understand the role of theatre arts in United States history as a means of interpreting past era within an historical context.

    P.CU.1.2 Exemplify the concepts of United States history through the creation of theatrical works.

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

    P.CU.2.1  Understand how the rules of audience etiquette originated, how they have evolved, and for what purpose.

    P.CU.2.2 Analyze the interrelationships of theatre roles