THEATER


REQUIREMENTS were REVISED effective January 1, 2005.

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  1. See or read three full-length plays or scripts. These can be from the stage, movies,   television, or video. Write a review of each. Comment on the story, acting, and staging.
  2. Write a one-act play that will take at least eight minutes to perform It must take 8 minutes or more to put on. It The play must have a main character, conflict, and a climax.
  3. Do THREE of the following:
    1. Act a major part in a full-length play; or act a part in three one-act plays.
    2. Direct a play. Cast, rehearse, and stage it. The play must be at least 10 minutes long.
    3. Design the set setting for a play or a production of a circus. Make a model of it.
    4. Design the costumes for five characters in one play set in a time before 1900.
    5. Show skill in stage makeup. Make up yourself or a friend as an old man, a clown, an extraterrestrial, or a monster as directed.
    6. Help with the building of scenery for one full-length play or two one-act plays.
    7. Design the lighting for a play; or, under guidance, handle the lighting for a play.
  4. Mime or pantomime any ONE of the following chosen by you and your counselor.
    1. You have come into a large room. It is full of pictures, furniture, other things of interest.
    2. As you are getting on as bus, your books fall into a puddle. By the time you pick them up, the bus has driven off.
    3. You have failed a school test. You are talking with your teacher. He who does not buy your story.
    4. You are at a camp with a new Scout. You try to help him pass a cooking test. He learns very slowly.
    5. You are at a banquet. The meat is good. You don't like the vegetable. The dessert is ice cream.
    6. You are a circus performer such as a juggler, high-wire artist, or lion tamer doing a routine.
  5. Explain the following: proscenium arch, central or arena staging, spotlight, floodlight, flies, center stage, stage right, stage left, stage brace, stage crew, stage brace ,batten , cyclorama, portal, sound board.
  6. Do two short entertainment features that you could present either alone or with others for a troop meeting or campfire.

BSA Advancement ID#: 111
Pamphlet Revision Date: 2005
Requirements last revised in 2005


Page updated on: April 16, 2012



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