• Name: Rachel Langness
     
    Room 8156
     
    Subjects / Classes Taught: 

    Pd. 1     Intro to Theater Arts

    Pd. 2     Technical Theater

    Pd. 3     Intro to Theater Arts

    Pd. 4     Advisory (Seniors)

    Pd. 5     Prep

    Pd. 6     Lunch

    Pd. 7     Intermediate, Advanced and IB Theater

    Pd. 8     Technical Theater

     
    Degree(s): BFA Theater Education and Outreach w/ emphasis in K-12 Settings, University of Arizona; MEd. Edcuational Leadership, Northern Arizona University
     
    Extention 49129


    Class Descriptions: Below is a link to the entire district course catalog. Please note the class fee schedule on page II. All Theater classes have a $10/ semester fee, payable to the bookstore.

    https://www.phoenixunion.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=10786&dataid=49260&FileName=2019-2020%20Course%20Catalog_.pdf 

    INTRO TO THEATER ARTS: The purpose of this year-long course is to give the student an appreciation of and experience in theatre as an art form. The student will act in pantomimes, plays and play cuttings. Students will be introduced to technical theatre history and culture. The student will read, write, direct and evaluate plays as well as view and discuss electronic and live performances. This course demands a high level of effort and commitment while encouraging enjoyment of creative expression. Course may be repeated for credit, but not grade replacement
     
    INTERMEDIATE THEATER ARTS: The purpose of this year-long course is to give the student an increased appreciation of and additional experience in theater as an art form. The student will act, direct, or be technically involved in scenes, one-act plays or full length productions. Students will read, write and evaluate plays as well as view and critique electronic plays and live performances. History, culture and technology will be examined and career opportunities will be explored. Through creating theatre, students will grow in their ability to comprehend the world and to communicate with others. This course demands a high level of effort and commitment while encouraging enjoyment of creative expression. Course may be repeated for credit, but not grade replacement
     
    ADVANCED THEATER ARTS: This course is for students with extensive experience in theatre. The course addresses the theatre standards at the intermediate, advanced and distinction levels and demands a high level of effort and commitment while encouraging enjoyment of creative expression. Students will read, write and analyze electronic and live performances. History, culture, and technology will be examined as they are woven throughout the course and career opportunities will be explored. Students will be expected to accomplish in-depth research, analysis, reflection, applications, and production/performances. Course may be repeated for credit, but not grade replacement
     
    TECHNICAL THEATER: Technical Theatre deals with the principles and techniques of set design, scenery and property construction, stage lighting, costuming and makeup. Practical experience is provided in each area of behind-the scenes production. After school time is required of this class
     
    IB THEATER: The purpose of this year-long course is to give the student an increased appreciation of and additional experience in theatre as an art form. It is a precursor to the junior and senior Theatre Arts IB classes, where students have the opportunity to test in higher level Theatre Arts as one of their six IB tests. The student will act, direct, or be technically involved in scenes, one-act plays, or full length productions. Students will be continuing their study of technical theatre, history, and culture. The student will read, write, direct, analyze, and evaluate plays as well as view and discuss electronic and live performances. History, culture, and technology will be examined and career opportunities will be explored. This course demands a high level of effort and commitment while encouraging enjoyment of creative expression. By creating, performing, analyzing and critiquing dramatic works, students develop a deeper understanding of themselves, their society and their world.