PERF07034 2019 Acting 6 Acting for production 2

General Details

Full Title
Acting 6 Acting for production 2
Transcript Title
Acting 6 Acting for production
80 %
Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
07 - NFQ Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Declan Drohan, Rhona Trench, Agnes Pallai, Niall Colleary
Programme Membership
SG_APERA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting) SG_APERF_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts

In this module the learner will develop , participate in a process, and perform a small number of solo/small group performances around given themes or texts

The learner is  guided through an autonomous yet collaborative creative process that will serve to demonstrate the skills acquired throughout the course and further the development of the learner as a competent theatre practitioner, demonstrating their creative individuality and autonomous skill base as an emerging artist.

The learner will demonstrate a clear understanding of the theoretical underpinning of their process and engage in theorised practice.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


demonstrate competencies as an autonomous yet collaborative practitioner


display an embodied  understanding of one or more tool from the Michael Chekov technique


have developed a portfolio of performance (monologue/duologue/group piece)


demonstrate a number of technical skills in he areas of lighting /sound/set/ stage management


apply the Chekhov technique of the Psychological Gesture to one or more of the pieces  developed.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Principles of technique are embodied through theorised praxis. Classroom activity is supported by a range of reading materials.

Teaching takes place in a twice weekly workshop setting where the student is directed as in a professional setting with an clear emphasis on preparation for  the performance of the selected text

One teaching strategy is to introduce the core concepts from the Michael Chekhov Technique of the psychological gesture and archetypes.

Students keep reflective journals of their activities.

Module Assessment Strategies

Solo Performance

Group Performance

Technical/Reflective Journal(s)

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Project 

Under certain circumstancest he exam board may reccomend that the student repeat attend the module.

Indicative Syllabus

  Introduction to the core Chekhov concept of the  Psychological Gesture and archetypes.

Introduction of specific themes and  the choice of relevant texts /pieces to fit the theme.



Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Solo performance piece(s) Project Assessment 50 % Week 8 2,3,4,5
2 Group Performance Project Assessment 30 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5
3 Journal , script, technical diary Continuous Assessment Written Report 20 % OnGoing 1,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Black Box guided workshop 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2009 The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre Routledge
ISBN 9780415465366 ISBN-13 0415465362

Acclaimed by audiences and critics for their highly innovative and adventurous theatre, Frantic Assembly have created playful, intelligent and dynamic productions for over fourteen years. Written by artistic directors Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett, The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre is the first book to reflect on the history and practice of this remarkable company, and includes: practical exercises essays on film, music and physical theatre inspiration for devising, writing and choreographing performance suggestions for scene development an anthology of Frantic Assembly productions an eight page colour section, and illustrations throughout. Accompanied by a companion website featuring clips of rehearsals and performances, this intimate and personal account offers an accessible, educational and indispensable introduction to the evolution and success of Frantic Assembly.

Required Reading
2017-09-07 Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 9781474284035 ISBN-13 1474284035

Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique explores the collaborative process between a play's director and the entire production team, making the journey of a production process cohesive using the Michael Chekhov Technique. No other technique provides the tools for both actor and director to communicate as clearly as does Michael Chekhov. Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique is the first book to apply the insights of this celebrated technique to the realities of directing a theatrical production. The book chronicles the journey of a play, from conception through production, through the eyes of the director. Drawn from the author's rehearsal journals, logs and notes from each performance, the reader is shown how to arrive at a concept, create a concept statement and manage the realization of the play, utilizing specific techniques from Michael Chekhov to solve problems of acting and design. As with all books in the Theatre Arts Workbook series, Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique will include online video exercises, Teaching Tip boxes which streamline the book for teachers, and a useful Further Reading section. Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique is the perfect guide to the production process for any director.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

see Booklist

Journal Resources


URL Resources


Other Resources

Mac lab

Sound design software

Lighting design Software