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Miskin Theatre

UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing


and Technical Arts
(Acting)

WAYS OF
SEEING
(ACTING)

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Directors Delivering Process: Claire Louise Portelli, Gavin Brocker, Carleigh-Ann Portelli (2018-19)
UNIT 1 PRINCIPLES OF PERFOMANCE
UNIT 2 ENGAGING WITH AN AUDIENCE

START DATE: 17TH SEPTEMBER 2018


DEADLINE: 18TH OCTOBER 2018

THE BRIEF
Welcome to the Miskin Theatre. This is your first project brief
and whilst you are here at The Miskin you will be given one of
these for each project.

As an artist your first project will introduce you to a range of


activities essential to the development and delivery of a
performance. You will take part in a range of workshops,
masterclasses and rehearsals, working collaboratively with
your director/s as part of an ensemble. You will be introduced
to a range of activities essential to the development of a
performance, and your directors will help you to develop your
oral, written and visual communication skills as this is integral
to working in the performing arts industries. You will explore
and discover how to convey a message and communicate
meaning to an audience.

As an actor it is important that you are able to look beyond the


obvious and fully explore any given stimulus. This process will
give you the opportunity to work as part of an ensemble and
explore live performance as an art form, producing a short
piece of theatre using a stimulus selected by the directors.

Inspired by a picture, newspaper, text, article or poem, you


will produce a devised piece of work lasting no longer than
eight minutes. The piece will employ a range of styles that may
include naturalism, physical theatre, visual image, humour and
most importantly tell a story that is open to interpretation.
The entire company is expected to contribute to the research,
devising and development of the final performance.

You will participate in workshops where you will gain the skills
essential to the development and delivery of a performance.
You will look at script work, improvisation, movement, voice,
and imagination and you will evidence this in your own actor’s
scrapbook. It is essential that you reflect on your rehearsals
and the skills that you are learning in your scrapbook. You will
take part in your first in house performance of, ‘Ways of
Seeing’ and you will evaluate your own and other
performances as part of this process.

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Directors Delivering Process: Claire Louise Portelli, Gavin Brocker, Carleigh-Ann Portelli (2018-19)
Work Experience/Professional Practice: Please be aware that
you will be putting professional practice into action within The
Miskin Theatre, which is a publicly licensed professional
environment in which you are effectively an intern being given
the opportunity to publicly test
your skills and gain creditable
industrial experience.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO


Activity 1
Create an actors scrapbook, reflecting on your process ‘Ways of Seeing’ that is visually interesting and
artistically creative

You will be taken through what your actor’s scrapbook should include by your director and will have the
opportunity to look at examples of these.

Unit 1 - 1.1, Unit 2 - 1.2 Evidence: Scrapbook

Activity 2
Take part in rehearsals and devise a stage performance, which will be performed in front of an in house
audience. You will need to apply the performance skills you have developed to support the delivery of the
performance and communicate meaning to an audience.

Unit 1 - 1.2 Unit 2 - 2.2 Evidence: Observation, Digital Recording, Scrapbook

Activity 3
At the end of the project, write an evaluation of the effectiveness of your own and your peers’ roles in the
delivery of a performance. You will be given a guide to help you. The word count for your evaluation should be
1000 words minimum.

Unit 1 - 2.1 Evidence: Scrapbook

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Directors Delivering Process: Claire Louise Portelli, Gavin Brocker, Carleigh-Ann Portelli (2018-19)

Activity 4

You will partake in discussions throughout this process which will be filmed as evidence and which you will note
in your scrapbook. These will include ‘what theatre is’ and discussing the performances of other existing physical
theatre companies work.
Unit 2 - 1.1 & 1.2 Evidence: Observation, Recording, Scrapbook

Activity 5

Research at least two Physical Theatre Companies and/or practitioners. Include your response to the research
you’ve undertaken and write about how their work has influenced you and your work in rehearsals.

Unit 1 – 1.1, 1.2 Unit 2 - 2.1, 2.2 Evidence: Scrapbook

English and Maths: This project will include functional skills in English and Maths. Your industry requires eloquent
and articulate actors who understand how to use English and who can accurately use figures. For this reason the
ongoing development of these skills is firmly embedded inside all of our work.

Note on copyright and plagiarism: This process will require independent research. Copying from the internet and
additional sources is not appropriate and violates copyright and will be classed as plagiarism unless fully annotated
and credited. You must make your work your own. We need to see that you have an understanding of the areas that
you have researched. Copying work directly from ANY source will not be tolerated. If you quote ANY existing material
you must put it in quotation marks and in brackets, attributing the source and author. For example: “Copying is
cheating” (The Directors, 2016, The Miskin Theatre)
This brief is available in larger font sizes, on coloured paper and via your company site if required.

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Directors Delivering Process: Claire Louise Portelli, Gavin Brocker, Carleigh-Ann Portelli (2018-19)
LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this process you should:
1) Understand a range of activities in developing and delivering a performance
2) Understand roles and relationships in a collaborative activity.
3) Understand the characteristics and conventions of a live performance.
4) Be able to communicate meaning to an identified audience.

PERFORMANCE DATE: 8TH OCTOBER 2018

DEBRIEF DATE: 9TH OCTOBER 2018

HAND-IN DATE: 9TH OCTOBER 2018

TUTORIALS: 15TH-18TH OCTOBER 2018

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