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1.  Senior One-Act Directing Rubric

Posted 05-17-2017 12:34

Does anyone have a rubric they use for their Senior One-Acts?

I have my students keep a Director's Notebook, which has some required elements, and I am happy to share this with anyone who is interested, but I don't have a rubric for the finished production. 

My director's notebook includes:

  • Short essay on Reason for Choosing the play
  • Pulled quotes or moments that reflect theme/vision
  • Author biography
  • A Play Analysis worksheet (plot & Given Circumstances)
  • Production Paperwork
    • Props list
    • cast list 
    • contact sheet
    • rehearsal schedule
    • lighting cues
    • set sketch/list of furniture needs
    • sound plot
    • rehearsal reports
    • rehearsal notes
    • any other research done as part of rehearsal/preparation
  • daily reflection journal
  • Blocking Analysis (a close analysis of one scene and why they blocked it that way)
  • Final Reflection essay

Like any rubric, its a work in progress, that gets refined every time I look at it.

Ashley Bishop
Birmingham AL

2.  RE: Senior One-Act Directing Rubric

Posted 05-18-2017 14:21
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Here is one I use for class.

Jeana Whitaker
Theatre Director
Mesa AZ


Directing Rubric.pdf   37K 1 version

3.  RE: Senior One-Act Directing Rubric

Posted 05-19-2017 10:22
I love love love your outline!!

I don't have a rubric, I'm just hear to ask if you can send me your outlines for each topic? I would love to find a way to use this for my students at a 6th grade level. I'm a second year drama teacher and I'm still trying to create a curriculum. You have sparked an interesting idea for me.



Chana-Lise Wilczynski
5/6th Grade Drama Teacher
Lake Forest IL

4.  RE: Senior One-Act Directing Rubric

Posted 05-21-2017 16:55
To create my rubrics I use three things. First I focus on the standards I hope to assess with the project. For me, we have extensive Florida standards for theatre, but if your state doesn't have that, you can use the new national theatre standards to assist you. That is an easy way to find wording and evaluation information that I know must be incorporated. Second I take a look at our thespian adjudication forms in my state. These two combined help me to focus on what I am assessing and what I should be assessing since the standards in my state and the adjudication forms are all shared by other theatre programs across my state. Finally I use the students. I often have the students read the standards we are working on and that I'd like to see them show mastery of and then in small groups they draft their own rubrics, share them with the class, and we together choose what the best rubric combining all of that looks like. By the time they are seniors they have seen a LOT of rubrics so they know what a good rubric looks like, but if yours haven't print a few generic rubrics from various things you can find online, maybe even avoid theatre ones but just give them an idea of what a rubric is and what it can look like. Their input is important and they are more likely to reach mastery when you have them be part of this process, since they will know all the little details. Have the kids do the leg work and stay standards focused and you will be good to go. I know that isn't a rubric to share, but your rubric shouldn't be one that someone else has, but instead one that you and your students create that matches the standards you are working to assess.

Kathleen McNulty Mann

Arnold High School Theatre
Panama City Beach, FL
Program Director and Thespian Sponsor

Florida Association for Theatre Education
Board Member
Membership Committee Chair