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Mrs. Tammy Lumpkin is the Theatre Arts teacher, UIL Coordinator, and UIL Director at Brabham Middle School. Mrs. Lumpkin graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1998 with a Bachelors Degree in Academic Studies and a minor in Theatre Arts. This will be Mrs. Lumpkin's 20th year teaching Theatre Arts. She taught Drama in Aldine ISD for 14 years. This will be the 6th year in Willis ISD.
 

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Celebrity Letters

Students are to write a celebrity letter.  This will be for a Major Grade.  The due date is Wednesday, September 14th.  It is optional to mail the letter.  If the student would like to mail the letter, please send 2 stamps or 4 stamps if it is overseas.  I will attach the details for this assignment.
 

This is the rubric for the Celebrity Letter:

Both Addresses- 20 points

  • Your address
  • Celebrity address

Date- 10 points

Letter Content- 3 paragraphs- 40 points

  • Paragraph 1- Explain who you are.
  • Paragraph 2- What do you want?
  • Paragraph 3- Compliment them.

Signed- 10 points

Overall neatness- 20 points

Typed- Bonus plus 5 points!!


 



Welcome to Theatre Arts

Welcome to Theatre Arts.  I am looking forward to an exciting new year with the students!  

Acting Dialogues

We have been working on memorizing and acting out dialogues.  Performances will be this Friday for a major grade!!

Prose and Poetry

We have been working on oral reading the last two weeks.  The students will perform for a major grade on Friday, January 22, 2016.  I am offering 5 bonus points if they dress up nice.

Christmas/Winter Plays

The students have been busy writing and directing a Christmas or Winter play.  We will perform these on Monday, December 14th in the class.  I will pick a few performances to perform at our Christmas program on Friday.   This is worth 2 major grades.  

One Act Play Meeting/ Auditions

There will be a meeting for One Act Play on Monday, November 17th and Tuesday, November 18th until 3:30.  Information about the play and expectations will be given.  Those who would like to read through the play and practice may do so.
 
Auditions will be held on Monday, November 30th and Tuesday, December 1st.

SOUND EFFECT STORY

The first major grades of the next 9 weeks will be creating a sound effect story.
 
This project will be done with a partner.  One student will be the storyteller and the other will act as the sound engineer.  
 
 The students will receive 2 major grades:
 
1 for the items listed on the attached paper
1 for the actual performance
 
Please allow your child to bring their device for this project.
 
I am looking forward to some exciting stories!

Renaissance Festival

The Theatre Arts and Art classes will be taking a field trip to the Texas Renaissance Festival.  The cost will be $16.  There are only 60 spots available.  The first 60 students to turn in their permission slip with payment will be given a spot. Please note that you must be passing and have exemplary behavior in all classes at the time of the field trip to attend.  We are also in need of 12 chaperones.  I sent home the permission slips on Monday, September 28, 2015.

Acting

We are having fun in class creating short skits.  The students are working on character, action, and setting.  They must collaborate together and use these elements in their scenes.