On Tuesday, March 13th, 9Young performed two original short melodrama plays, The Secret Life of CISB Students and Spotlight to an audience of grade 6, 9 and 10 students. After learning all about melodrama conventions (such as stock characters and asides) in our unit Drama Queens, students were given the task of creating a modern-day melodrama. This allowed them to further explore our statement of inquiry, “the techniques and systems of a genre can transfer through time and space”. The performers received very positive feedback from audience members. Fantastic work, 9Young!
Last Thursday, March 8th, all grade 7 students performed solo for the interdisciplinary unit Behind the Mask (Theatre, English Language & Literature and English Language Acquisition). Students were challenged to write original pieces from the perspective of a character from American Born Chinese or Iqbal, showing both the inner and outer personas of the characters. Students then rehearsed these original works in theatre class, using mask performance skills to convey the different sides of their chosen character’s personality.
Students performed to their peers, as well as parents and teachers. It was great to see so much support from the CISB community! All grade 7 students should be proud of the hard work they put into bringing these characters to life through mask. Well done!
The grade 7s have been working diligently on their solo performances for their interdisciplinary unit (IDU) Behind the Mask. This is a unit between Drama, English Language and Literature and English Language Acquisition. Performances are set for this Thursday, March 8th in the black box classroom E213!
Take a look at rehearsal in action: