Students continue the exploration of character through the Unit "Melodrama".  Students discover this theatrical style through group improvisation and scripting.  Physical Theatre allows students to use images as stimulus in the creation of a movement-based perofrmance which challenges students to work in a non-naturalistic environment.  "Journeys, Epics and Adventures" allows students the opportunity to construct a short performance piece in groups which must include selects criteria, including obstacles.  This culminates in a formal assessment task which tests students' knowledge.

Areas of Study

  • Principles of Melodrama
  • Physical Theatre
  • Journal Writing
  • Use of Voice and Body

VELS Dimensions

  • Creating and Making
  • Exploring and Responding


  • Melodrama Performance
  • Physical Theatre
  • Adventures, Journeys and Epics
  • Drama Folio