ACT Spotlight

Welcome!

Even though our stage is dark, we are excited to find new ways to create and share ART for you to enjoy. Every week we’ll feature interviews, videos, behind the scenes fun and much more. We’re calling it SLO REP: THE INTERMISSION SHOW. As part of the show, we’ve created ACT SPOTLIGHT, where we’ll post a theatre-centered activity each week for students. Activities will be appropriate for a wide age-range of students, and can all be done from home. We want to help you keep learning and exploring different aspects of theatre!  Students, we’d love if you’d participate and share your work with us for a chance to be featured on the show!

New Activity Posted Every Friday!

Read First: How to Participate (PDF)
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Friday, March 12: LIGHTING DESIGN CHALLENGE

Demonstrate the four functions of lighting design by using a flashlight (or two) to illuminate a figurine. Submit a video of yourself discussing your design by 3:00pm Thursday, March 18th to be part of the next edition of The Intermission Show!

Lighting Design Challenge Instructions and Examples (PDF)

Past Activities

Friday, March 5: WRITE AND PERFORM A MONOLOGUE CHALLENGE!

Write and perform your own monologue! Submit a video of yourself  by 3:00pm Thursday, March 11th to be part of the next episode of The Intermission Show

Write a Monologue Challenge Instructions and Worksheet (PDF)

Monologue Examples (PDF)

Friday, February 26: DESIGN A SHOW POSTER CHALLENGE

Design the artwork and text for a show poster of your choice. Submit a short video and photo by 3:00pm Thursday, March 4th to be part of the next edition of The Intermission Show!

Design a Poster for a Play or Musical Challenge Instructions (pdf)

Theatre Poster Design Examples (pdf)

Friday, February 12: BLOCKING A SCENE CHALLENGE

Create the blocking for a scene from The Jungle Book using the beats you identified in last week’s challenge.  Submit a short video by 3:00pm Thursday, February 18th to be part of the next edition of The Intermission Show!

Blocking a Scene Challenge Instructions (PDF)

The Jungle Book scene (PDF)

The Jungle Book scene Audio (mp3)

SLO REP floorplan with labels (PDF)

SLO REP floorplan blank (PDF)

Friday, February 5: IDENTIFYING BEATS CHALLENGE

Identify the beats in the West Side Story overture and in a short scene from The Jungle Book. Submit a short video by 3:00pm Thursday, February 11th to be part of the next edition of The Intermission Show!

Identifying Beats Challenge Instructions (PDF)

West Side Story Overture (mp3)

Friday, January 29: HAIR DESIGN CHALLENGE

Design and apply a hair look based on a character from a play, movie, or popular culture. Submit a video of your design by 3:00pm Thursday, February 4th to be part of the next edition of The Intermission Show!

Hair Design Challenge Instructions (PDF)

This video about theatrical wig designer Paul Huntley shows just how much work and skill go into producing the incredible design and execution of a wig. This is an absolute must-watch!

Friday, January 15: STAGE MANAGEMENT CREATE A REHEARSAL SCHEDULE CHALLENGE

Create a rehearsal schedule based on a set of criteria!
Submit a video of yourself discussing how you arranged your schedule by 3:00pm Thursday, January 21 to be part of the next edition of The Intermission Show

Create a Rehearsal Schedule Challenge Instructions (PDF)

Friday, January 8: TELL US ABOUT YOUR 2021 THEATRE WISHES CHALLENGE

Tell us what you love about theatre and your hopes for theatre in the New Year!
Submit a video of yourself by 3:00pm Thursday, January 14 to be part of the next edition of The Intermission Show

Tell Us About Your 2021 Theatre Wishes Challenge Instructions (PDF)

Friday, December 18: ACT PRESENTS: THE POLAR EXPRESS

 

Friday, December 11: READ ALOUD  CHALLENGE, HOLIDAY EDITION

Read aloud a passage from your favorite holiday book, focusing on interpretation and storytelling!
Submit a video of yourself reading by 3:00pm Thursday, December 17th to be part of the next edition of The Intermission Show

Read Aloud Challenge Instructions (Hoiday Edition) (PDF)

Friday, November 6: MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE  CHALLENGE

Follow Trevyn’s tutorial to learn a dance combination to Morning Person from Shrek the Musical!
Submit a video of yourself dancing by 3:00pm Thursday, November 12th to be part of the  November 13th edition of The Intermission Show

Musical Theatre Dance Challenge Instructions

Morning Person Track (mp3)

Friday, October 23: MAKEUP DESIGN CHALLENGE: Halloween Edition

Design and apply a makeup look based on a character from a play, movie, history, or popular culture, but make it Halloween themed! Submit a video of your design by 3:00pm Thursday, October 29th to be part of the October 30th edition of The Intermission Show!

Makeup Design Challenge: Halloween Edition Instructions (PDF)

Friday, October 16: MUSICAL THEATRE SINGING CHALLENGE

Sing along to “One Short Day” from Wicked!
Submit a video of yourself singing this fun song by 3:00pm Thursday, October 22nd to be part of the October 23rd edition of The Intermission Show

Musical Theatre Singing Challenge Instructions (PDF)
“One Short Day” Lyrics  (PDF)
“One Short Day” Vocal Guide Track
“One Short Day” Instrumental Track

Monday, October 12: Create and Animate a Puppet Challenge

Create your own sock puppet and learn how to give it a personality and voice!
Submit a video of yourself interviewing your puppet by 3:00pm Thursday, October 15th to be part of the October 15th edition of The Intermission Show.

Create and Animate a Puppet Challenge Instructions (PDF)

Monday, September 28: Foley Art Challenge

Design and create the sound effects for a short cartoon!
Submit a video of yourself creating the sound effects for this cartoon by 3:00pm Thursday, October 1st to be part of the October 2nd edition of The Intermission Show

Foley Art Challenge Instructions (PDF)

 

Monday, September 21: STAGE COMBAT CHALLENGE

Learn how to safely execute a stage punch!
Submit a video of your punch at 1/4, 1/2, and full speed by 3:00pm Thursday, September 24th for the September 25th edition of The Intermission Show.

Stage Combat Challenge Instructions (PDF)

Monday, September 7: COSTUME DESIGN CHALLENGE

Design a costume for a well-known character!
Submit a photo of your design and a short video of you telling us about it by 3:00pm Thursday, September 10th for the September 11th edition of The Intermission Show

Costume Design Challenge Instructions (PDF)
Body Outlines (PDF)

Monday, August 31: IMAGINE A REVIVAL CHALLENGE

Revive or create a new approach to a play or musical and tell us all about it!
Submit a video of yourself  by 3:00pm Thursday, September 3rd to be part of the September 4th edition of The Intermission Show

Imagine a Revival Challenge Instructions (PDF)

Monday, August 24: MUSICAL THEATRE SINGING CHALLENGE

Sing along to CARRYIN’ THE BANNER from Newsies!
Submit a video of yourself singing this fun song by 3:00pm Thursday, August 27th to be part of the August 28th edition of The Intermission Show

Musical Theatre Singing Challenge Instructions (PDF)
“Carryin’ the Banner” Lyrics  (PDF)
“Carryin’ the Banner” Vocal Guide Track
“Carryin’ the Banner” Instrumental Track

Monday, August 17: MAKEUP DESIGN CHALLENGE

Design and apply a makeup look based on a character from a play, movie, history, or popular culture.
Submit a video of your design by 3:00pm Thursday, August 20th to be part of the  August 21st edition of The Intermission Show

Makeup Design Challenge Instructions (PDF)

Monday, August 10: Tell Us a Joke Challenge

Record a video of yourself telling three different kinds of jokes, focusing on delivery! Submit your video by 3:00pm Thursday, August 13th to be part of the August 14th edition of The Intermission Show

Tell Us a Joke Challenge Instructions (PDF)

Monday, August 3: Foley Art Challenge

Design and create the sound effects for a short cartoon!
Submit a video of yourself telling us about your prop by 3:00pm Thursday, August 6th to be part of the August 7th edition of The Intermission Show

Foley Art Challenge Instructions (PDF)

Monday, July 27: Find or Create a Prop Challenge

Find or create an essential prop from a show!
Submit a video of yourself telling us about your prop by 3:00pm Thursday, July 30th to be part of the July 31st edition of The Intermission Show

Essential Prop Challenge Instructions (PDF)

Monday, July 20: Antagonist’s Monologue Challenge

Write and perform a monologue from the point of view of a story’s antagonist.
Submit a video of yourself performing your monologue by 3:00pm Thursday, July 23rd to be part of the July 24th edition of The Intermission Show

Antagonist monologue instructions (PDF)

Monday, July 13: MUSICAL THEATRE SINGING CHALLENGE

Sing along to THE BARE NECESSITIES from The Jungle Book!
Submit a video of yourself singing this fun song by 3:00pm Thursday, July 16th to be part of the July 17th edition of The Intermission Show

Musical Theatre Singing Challenge Instructions (PDF)
“Bare Necessities” Sheet Music (PDF)
“Bare Necessities” Lyrics  (PDF)
“Bare Necessities” Vocal Guide Track
“Bare Necessities” Instrumental Track

Monday, July 6: CREATE A COSTUME CHALLENGE

Choose or create a character and costume them entirely with items found in your home!
Submit a video of yourself reading by 3:00pm Thursday, July 9th to be part of the  July 10th edition of The Intermission Show

Create a Costume Challenge Instructions (PDF)

Monday, June 29: READ ALOUD  CHALLENGE

Read aloud a passage from your favorite book, focusing on interpretation and storytelling!
Submit a video of yourself reading by 3:00pm Thursday, July 2nd to be part of the  July 3rd edition of The Intermission Show

Read Aloud Challenge Instructions (PDF)

Monday, June 22: MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE  CHALLENGE

Follow Trevyn’s tutorial to learn a dance combination to Fixer Upper from Frozen the Musical!
Submit a video of yourself dancing by 3:00pm Thursday, June 25th to be part of the  June 26th edition of The Intermission Show

Musical Theatre Dance Challenge Instructions

Fixer Upper Track (mp3)

Monday, June 15: Create a TV Commercial Parody Challenge!

Write and record a parody of a TV commercial for a real or imaginary product. Submit a video of yourself  by 3:00pm Thursday, June 18th to be part of the June 19th edition of The Intermission Show

Create a TV Commerical Parody Challenge Instructions and Worksheet (PDF)

Monday, June 8: Design an Actor Warm Up Challenge!

Design a warmup to help the actor prepare physically, vocally, and mentally. Submit a video of yourself  by 3:00pm Thursday, June 11th to be part of the June 12th edition of The Intermission Show

Design a Warmup Challenge Instructions and Worksheet (PDF)

Monday, June 1: Write a Monologue Challenge!

Write and perform your own monologue! Submit a video of yourself  by 3:00pm Thursday, June 4th to be part of the June 5th edition of The Intermission Show

Write a Monologue Challenge Instructions and Worksheet (PDF)

Monologue Examples (PDF)

Monday, May 25: Sound Design Challenge!

Explore the world of sound design with these audio clips! Submit a video of yourself  by 3:00pm Thursday, May 28th to be part of the May 29th edition of The Intermission Show

Sound Design Challenge Instructions (PDF)

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Friday, May 22: THE LORAX!

ACT Spotlight brings you a video reading of the classic story!

Monday, May 18: A CONVERSATION WITH SHELAGH AND KERRY!

Kerry and Shelagh discuss Shelagh’s incredible performing career, and reflect on her time shaping the ACT program.

Meanwhile, the cast of The Lorax is hard at work rehearsing and recording to bring you a reading of the classic story. Stay tuned!

Monday, May 11: SHOW US YOUR CREATIVE PROJECT!

Were you part of a cancelled or postponed artistic project? Have you been working on something creative during quarantine? We want to see it!
Submit a video of yourself  by 3:00pm Thursday, May 14th to be part of the May 15th edition of The Intermission Show

Show Us Your Creative Project Instructions (PDF)

Monday, May 4: MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE  CHALLENGE

Follow Trevyn’s tutorial to learn a dance combination to Bikini Bottom Day from SpongeBob the Musical!
Submit a video of yourself dancing by 3:00pm Thursday, May 7th to be part of the May 8th edition of The Intermission Show

Musical Theatre Dance Challenge Instructions (PDF)
Bikini Bottom Day Track

Monday, April 27: SCENIC DESIGN SCAVENGER HUNT CHALLENGE

Explore your area for a location in which to set a play or scene!
Submit a video of yourself discussing your location by 3:00pm Thursday, April 30th to be part of the May 1st edition of The Intermission Show

Scenic Design Scavenger Hunt Challenge Instructions (PDF)

Monday, April 20: MUSICAL THEATRE SINGING CHALLENGE

Sing along to SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS from Mary Poppins!
Submit a video of yourself singing this fun song by 3:00pm Thursday, April 23rd to be part of the April 24th edition of The Intermission Show

Musical Theatre Singing Challenge Instructions (PDF)
“Supercal” Sheet Music (PDF)
“Supercal” Lyrics  (PDF)
“Supercal” Vocal Guide Track
“Supercal” Instrumental Track

Monday, April 13: COSTUME DESIGN CHALLENGE

Design a costume for a well-known character!
Submit a photo of your design and a short video of you telling us about it by 3:00pm Thursday, April 16th to be considered for April 17th edition of The Intermission Show

Costume Design Challenge Instructions (PDF)
Body Outlines (PDF)

Monday, April 6: ACTING CHALLENGE

Choose one of the monologues below and record yourself performing it!
Submit by 3:00pm Thursday, April 9th to be considered for April 13th edition of The Intermission Show

Acting Challenge Instructions (PDF)
Kerry’s Example (PDF)
Monologue Collection (PDF)

 

Mary Poppins JR (2018) Photo by RyLo Media Design, Ryan C. Loyd