Ms. Ready has a Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing and is Certified to teach EC-12th grade Theatre Arts. This is her fourth year at Fannin Middle School, teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Theatre Arts I is for first-year theatre students regardless of grade level. Theatre I consists of basic acting techniques, the role of the actor in interpreting dramatic literature, introduction to stagecraft and technical theatre. All students will be expected to perform and participate in acting activities, scenes and performances. Students will participate in at least one play or performance in front of a live audience.
Theatre II (Prerequisite: Theatre I)
Theatre Arts II is for second-year theatre students regardless of grade level. Theatre II consists of intermediate to advanced acting techniques, the roles of all jobs involved in a play production, interpreting dramatic literature, performing and participating in acting activities, scenes, performances and productions. Students will be taught aspects of stagecraft and technical theatre as well. Students will be expected to participate in plays or performances in front of a live audience. Some after-school and extracurricular time will be required. Basic instruction in stage make-up and costumes from a variety of historical eras. Also, students will be introduced to constructing stage props, puppets, public relations, and publicity as well as fashion design and sewing. This is a very
hands-on course that requires working with tools, sewing, designing, painting and basic stage/area upkeep and cleanliness.
Prerequisites: Audition Only/Teacher Approval Needed
Competitive theatre is a course that is intended for students interested in pursuing theatre at the competitive level and beyond. Students will focus on advanced acting techniques, interpreting dramatic literature, prose and poetry. Students will be required to perform and participate in a wide variety of competitive theatre and oral interpretation competitions, performances and festivals including but not limited to UIL, Texas Forensics Association and The National Speech and Debate Association. This course requires after-school rehearsals and performances, many times on Saturdays.
All students in this course are required to participate in all after-school productions, performances and events for the Theatre Department. Attendance and competing at tournaments, rehearsals and productions are mandatory.
There will be basic instruction in stage make-up and costumes from a variety of historical eras. Also, students will be introduced to constructing stage props, puppets, public relations, and publicity as well as fashion design and sewing. This is a very hands-on course that requires working with tools, sewing, designing, painting and basic stage/area upkeep and cleanliness. After-school and extra-curricular are required for all theatre productions and technical assistance, as well as production assistance for any organization needing technical theatre assistance.