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Contact Information:

email:  woodsa@esuhsd.org

Office Hours: Monday - Friday  9:45am - 10:30am  or by appointment

Drama 1:  Introduction to Acting and Theatre

Drama 2-4: Advanced Acting and Production for Stage and Film

P-DRAMA 2-4

Extra Credit

This column is to keep track of any extra credit points earned by a student during the fall semester. Students should not rely on extra credit to maintain their grades, however. 

Assigned: 08/14/18 Category: Homework and Assignments Points: 0 Due: 12/21/18

Live Theatre Review

Drama students should plan to attend one live theatre production each semester. 

 

In the fall, go see a play

In the spring, go see a musical

 

Drama 1 students will watch and apply the skills they've been learning in class to evaluating and reviewing a live performance. Students will do a write up review as they identify and evaluate the production. 

 

Due date: Sunday, December 2nd by 10pm

Submit your written review via schoolloop's DROP BOX or by sharing a Google Doc with Ms. Woods.

 

See the attached live theater review to complete.

 

 

WHERE TO SEE LIVE THEATRE:

 

We have lots of opportunities here in the Bay Area. Here are some possibilities:

 

PIEDMONT HILLS HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA DEP'T

RADIUM GIRLS

During World War I, hundreds of young women went to work in clock factories, painting watch dials with luminous radium paint. But after the girls — who literally glowed in the dark after their shifts — began to experience gruesome side effects, they began a race-against-time fight for justice.

 

Wednesday, November 14th at 1:30pm

Thursday - Saturday, November 15-17th at 7pm

Students/Seniors: $8

Adults: $10

Reserved Seating: $13

 

Tickets on sale at PHHSDRAMA.COM or at the school bank

 

CITY LIGHTS THEATRE                                           MAKING GOD LAUGH
November 15-December 23, 2018

supported by Producers Sandra Moll & Rick Holden

Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. (No shows Nov. 18 and 22.)

 

Come share the holidays with Ruthie, Bill and the kids. Thirty years of holidays, that is. You’ll laugh, tear up and shudder: sometimes at the “festive” recipes, sometimes at the fashion choices you’ll never admit you also made. Through it all, Ruthie and Bill try to keep the home fires burning as the paths of their three adult children—a priest, an aspiring actress and a smooth entrepreneur—twist and turn. As Woody Allen said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”

 

Tickets: $21 available at https://cltc.org/tickets/?ref=mglhomepage.

 

 

THE STAGE COMPANY in SAN JOSE

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY

Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Between Riverside and Crazy’ featuring renowned actor L. Peter Callender, Artistic Director of San Francisco’s African- American Shakespeare Company.  This explosively gritty comedy, seemingly pulled directly from today’s headlines, boldly examines the effects of social injustice.

Previews: November 21, 22, & 23

Opening Night: November 24

Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 7:30pm

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm

Sundays @ 2pm

 

https://www.thestage.org/tickets

 

Tickets: $32 - $38 

 

 

PLUS lots of other shows available in San Francisco!

 

ATTACHMENTS
Assigned: 11/02/18 Category: Homework and Assignments Points: 60 Due: 12/02/18

Read Famous Play

5th Period Adv Drama students will spend this week reading one of five famous plays:

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Rumors by Neil Simon

A Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill

Fences by August Wilson

You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart and George Kauffman


DUE DATE: By 5pm on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21st. 

 

 

Students will complete a Reading Log that includes 3 entries. Entries should be reflective in nature and be a  minimum of 4 sentences. USE THE GOOGLE FORM to complete your assignment, but here is the task:

 

https://goo.gl/forms/GXjg3fhV8Jvd5yhH3

 

Initial Reactions before reading: Look at the cover, read the back, look at the list of characters and write down your initial impressions or assumptions about the play.  

Midway Reactions while reading: You could react to the plot, setting, language, characters, etc. 

 

Final Reactions after finished: Did the story satisfy you? What would be the pros of producing this show for today's audiences? What would be the challenges or cons for producing this play today? What in this play seems "famous" or worthwhile? The message? The characters?

 

 

 

Assigned: 11/11/18 Category: Homework and Assignments Points: 60 Due: 11/21/18
DRAMA 1

Extra Credit

This column will be used to keep track of any extra credit points a student may earn for the fall semester.  Students should not rely on Extra Credit points to maintain their grade, however. 

Assigned: 08/14/18 Category: Homework and Assignments Points: 0 Due: 12/21/18

Live Theatre Review

Drama 1 students should plan to attend one live theatre production each semester. 

 

In the fall, go see a play

In the spring, go see a musical

 

Drama 1 students will watch and apply the skills they've been learning in class to evaluating and reviewing a live performance. Students will do a write up review as they identify and evaluate the production. 

 

Due date: Sunday, December 2nd by 10pm

Submit your written review via schoolloop's DROP BOX or by sharing a Google Doc with Ms. Woods.

 

See the attached live theater review to complete.

** See Ms. Woods BEFORE NOV 30th if you can't attend a live show **

 

WHERE TO SEE LIVE THEATRE:

 

We have lots of opportunities here in the Bay Area. Here are some possibilities:

 

PIEDMONT HILLS HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA DEP'T

RADIUM GIRLS

During World War I, hundreds of young women went to work in clock factories, painting watch dials with luminous radium paint. But after the girls — who literally glowed in the dark after their shifts — began to experience gruesome side effects, they began a race-against-time fight for justice.

 

Wednesday, November 14th at 1:30pm

Thursday - Saturday, November 15-17th at 7pm

Students/Seniors: $8

Adults: $10

Reserved Seating: $13

 

Tickets on sale at PHHSDRAMA.COM or at the school bank

 

CITY LIGHTS THEATRE                                           MAKING GOD LAUGH
November 15-December 23, 2018

supported by Producers Sandra Moll & Rick Holden

Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. (No shows Nov. 18 and 22.)

 

Come share the holidays with Ruthie, Bill and the kids. Thirty years of holidays, that is. You’ll laugh, tear up and shudder: sometimes at the “festive” recipes, sometimes at the fashion choices you’ll never admit you also made. Through it all, Ruthie and Bill try to keep the home fires burning as the paths of their three adult children—a priest, an aspiring actress and a smooth entrepreneur—twist and turn. As Woody Allen said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”

 

Tickets: $21 available at https://cltc.org/tickets/?ref=mglhomepage.

 

 

THE STAGE COMPANY in SAN JOSE

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY

Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Between Riverside and Crazy’ featuring renowned actor L. Peter Callender, Artistic Director of San Francisco’s African- American Shakespeare Company.  This explosively gritty comedy, seemingly pulled directly from today’s headlines, boldly examines the effects of social injustice.

Previews: November 21, 22, & 23

Opening Night: November 24

Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 7:30pm

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm

Sundays @ 2pm

 

https://www.thestage.org/tickets

 

Tickets: $32 - $38 

 

ATTACHMENTS
Assigned: 10/29/18 Category: Homework and Assignments Points: 60 Due: 12/02/18
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Welcome to Ms. Woods' Page

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Hi and welcome to my page!!!

 

My name is Anna Woods and I teach Drama 1, Drama 2-4 and run the PHHS Drama Department's after school main stage productions. I am excited to get to work with students in a fun, energetic, creative way.

 

I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with degrees in Speech Communication and English and a minor in Theatre. I attended San Jose State for my Single Subject Teaching Credential in English and started working at PHHS in the fall of 1993. I love to learn, and so during the summers, I continue to take courses in Film and Theatre-related topics as I strive to update the curriculum and skills I offer to students. My family loves to go to New York and walk through the excitement of Times Square and all the Big Apple has to offer. It was great to take my son to see some professional shows on Broadway and to be surrounded by all the history that NYC offers. 

Over the years as a Pirate, I've been a class advisor to two awesome classes (1997, 2007); Developed and coordinated the Peer Conflict Mediation and Peer Resource Program; Coached softball for 2 years; Held the position of Activities Director for 3 years; and now I run the Drama Department. 

 

I hope to meet you at Back to School Night or to chat with you at one of our theatre events!

The Woods family at Sardi's Restaurant in New York
The Woods family at Sardi's Restaurant in New York
Notes

DRAMA 1 Course Information

09/19/18

For current information, check the current assignments.  Attached is the Course Syllabus for Drama 1. 

Attachments

DRAMA 2-4 Course Information

09/19/18

For updated and specific information about Drama 2, check current assignments. 

 

Attached is the Course Syllabus for Drama 2-4


Notes

DRAMA 1 Course Information

09/19/18

For current information, check the current assignments.  Attached is the Course Syllabus for Drama 1. 

Attachments

DRAMA 2-4 Course Information

09/19/18

For updated and specific information about Drama 2, check current assignments. 

 

Attached is the Course Syllabus for Drama 2-4