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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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2nd Semester

Welcome back!  I am looking forward to our 2nd semester. 
 
So far this semester we have been learning about different types of stages, stage directions, and some theatre terminology.
 
January 12, 2015 the students will take a test over the above material.
 
 

Christmas Skits

Students are writing and performing their own Christmas skits for their final grade of this 6 weeks. 
 
This is a group project.  Students must have a written script and will perform it in front of the class.
 
I will pick the best groups to perform their Christmas skits at the Christmas show on Dec. 19th.

One Act Play Cast

The Small World of Millie McIvor

Cast List

Millie McIvor……………………………………………...Jasmine Boston

Lucy……………………………………………………………Jasmine Gardner

Jonathan…………………………………………………...Jorge Zumarraga

Toby………………………………………………………….Jacob Cunningham

Ms. Gifford……………………………………………...Samantha Bowers

Mrs. Hornbuckle…………………………………………..Nehla Oliphant

Mr. Hornbuckle……………………………………………….Kolby Hughes

Stage Manager………………………………………...Dominique Roman

Stagehand…………………………………………………………..Misty Lenon

Stagehand…………………………………………………………...Sid Wadley

Lights…………………………………………………………………..Riley Norris

Sound……………………………………………………………………..Devin Pyka

Alternate………………………………………………………………..Blade Bell

Alternate………………………………………………Grace Hoegemeyer

Sound Effect Stories

We will begin working on sound effect stories next week. 
Please allow your child to bring their device to class. 
 
This will be a worth 2 major grades. 
1-Performance grade
1-Sound effect project
 
Students may work with a partner or  alone.
 
This is the rubric I will be using to grade the project:
 

MUST HAVE:

4 CHARACTERS 5pts

SOUND EFFECTS TO GO WITH THE STORY 20pts

ILLUSTRATION/ STORY POSTER 20pts

STORY MUST HAVEA BEGINNING/ MIDDLE/ END/ AND PROBLEM WITH A SOLUTION   20pts

STORY MUST INCLUDE A SETTING 5pts

CREATIVITY OF STORY 5pts

PRESENTATION OF THE STORY TO THE CLASS 20pts

NEATNESS 5pts

1 PAGE MINIMUM 5pts

 

 

One Act Play Auditions

One Act Play Auditions will be held next week.
 
Wednesday, November 12th 
Thursday, November 13th. 
 
Auditions are from 2:40-4:00. 

Character Stories

Students are performing their character stories this week for 2 major grades.
 
1 for the story, posters, and overall project
1 for the performance
 
 

Red Ribbon Week-EXTRA CREDIT-Dress UP!

Extra Credit will be offered next week for Red Ribbon Week.
 
Major Grade 100- If students dress up everyday for Red Ribbon Week
Daily Grade 100- If students dress up at least 3 days for Red Ribbon Week
 
October 27th - October 31st
 
Monday- Throwback to the 80s- dress in 80s fashion
Tuesday- Twin Day- find a person and dress the same
Wednesday- PJ Day-dress in your pajamas
Thursday- Nerd Day- dress nerdy
Friday- Wildkat Spirit Day- wear your Wildkat spirit clothes
 
Remember to dress in dress code! 
 
Let's have some fun and DRESS UP to support Red Ribbon Week!!
 

Character Stories- Major Grade

Students have been working on their character stories.  Stories must be completed by today, Wednesday, Oct 15th. We will begin working on the character posters on Thursday.  Friday the students will rehearse storytelling their story with their partner.

 

We will begin performances next week starting on Monday, October 20th.

Character Stories

This week we will be working in partners to create character stories.  Here is the rubric I will go by to grade the students.  This will be a major grade.

Character Story

Must have:

4 characters with sounds and movement   10

4 signs representing each character 10

Story must have beginning/middle/end &

Problem with a solution  20

Story must include a setting 5

1 page minimum 5

Creativity of story 10

Presentation of the story to the class 20

Neatness 10

Working with partner in class 10

We are beginning our 2nd grading period. 

This week we are performing skits created from different characters, actions, and settings. 

Renaissance Festival Permission Slip

Theatre Arts and Art will be taking a total of 60 students to the Renaissance Festival on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  Students who turn in their permission slips and money first will be able to attend.  The cost is $15

Students must be passing and have no referrals.

Solo Pantomime

The students have been rehearsing in class for the last two days on their solo pantomimes.  Students will perform their solo pantomimes tomorrow, Sept. 17th for a major grade.