2. In a separate sheet of paper, write the
corresponding answer in each of the items below.
1. These are the duties and responsibilities of the production staff—
which is your case, is the entire class.
A. ACTOR C. CHOREOGRAPHER
B. BACKSTAGE CREW D. WRITERS
2. Select members for specific tasks and be sure that the tasks
match the skills and abilities of the members.
A. THE CONCEPT C. THE PLAN
B. THE FEEDBACK D. THE PRESENTATION
3. 3. This idea is developed and becomes the theme
and then turned into a narrative for the production.
A. THE CONCEPT C. THE PLAN
B. THE FEEDBACK D. THE
4. The director thanks the audience and everyone in
the school, especially their teacher and everyone else
who has assisted and supported then in the
4. Activity 2.1
A. You are going to create a mini stage theatre using a
shoebox that is available at
B. Materials: Empty Shoebox, Art/Construction paper, Staple,
Tape, Any fabric.
1. Get your shoebox and cut the whole bottom inner part of the
box. 2. Paste the box to the lid. Make sure to paste it
3. Put the construction paper on the inside of the box
coming forward to cover
5. 4. Fold the paper under the box and secure it with
a tape underneath.
5. Put a tape on the back.
6. Take the fabric and fold it like a curtain and
staple it on the upper part of the corner of the
stage. Reinforce it with a tape.
7. Do the same thing on the other side.
8. Place some fabric on the top of it to cover the
whole mini theatre stage.
9. You can add more decorations. Be creative.
7. Contemporary Art
A.The Production Team
A masterpiece without a master is not an art. Every work
of art has a brain and a heart that have fueled it to life. That
is why to be able to create to create your own production
masterpiece, you must explore the roles and
responsibilities of the people behind the masterpieces—the
production team. Each art from has a production team. A
production team maybe composed of painters, drafters,
muralists and the like for a visual design; engineers and
architects for an architecture; directors, screenplay writers,
8. actors and directors for theatre; and many others.
Artist’s expertise varies from one art form to
another. If a production is planned by a sole
artist, then there will be no hitch with
coordination. He or she is the only master in the
artwork. However, if a production consists of
several artists in collaboration, then proper
communication and organization of the artists
shall be a core part of the plan.
9. In a collaborative work artwork, such as theatre,
film and other art exhibition, the clear division of
labor is something that a producer or production
head must take note of. As much as possible,
multitasking should be avoided to prevent confusion
in the part of the members. This step is also a sign of
trust and respect for the other member’s job. For
example, a writer’s sole responsibility should be the
script and nothing else. This will help the writer focus
on his or her work, harnessing the skills for which he
or she has been blessed
10. B. The Writers
In a class production, a collaboration of writers is
involved in the creation and development of the concept
and the script that will be used in the performance. This
team is responsible for putting into writing the entire plan,
including the ideas of the director and choreographer, turn
the theme into a narrative, make the speaking lines of the
actors clear, simple, easy to understand and aligned with
the concept. Furthermore, this group of writers sees to it
that the lines are not too long but instead are straight to the
point and will not waste the time of the presentation. They
also help the director in composing a short introduction
and a final speech to address the audience and
11. The Director
The director is the overall supervisor of the team.
He/she is responsible for turning the concept (and
script) into reality. He/she forms the cast and assigns
roles to the actors and chooses the venue, set design,
color scheme, costumes, props, lighting and sound
effects, etc. the director works with the actors and the
entire crew to carry out their vision and works with
everyone involved from start to finish. To maintain a
smooth relationship with everyone in the
production, the director moves everyone to
12. D. The Choreographer
The choreographer designs and arranges the
dance steps and movement of the individual
performers and envisions the entire ensemble as a
whole piece. He or she see to it the choreography
matches or in line with the theme. The
choreographer provides the framework for the dance
but allows the dancers the freedom to suggest and
demonstrate a step or a movement that can be
incorporated into the choreography. Like the director,
the choreographer must also show a pleasant,
13. E. The Actors/The Performers
The actors or performers have more defined
roles. They must do what the directors or
choreographer asks them to do. The lead
actors/performers may improvise andmake their
own interpretation of the role. However, the
supporting cast has to follow strictly the
instructions of the director/choreographer, or else
it might upstage thelead roles.
14. F. The Backstage Crew
The backstage crew oversees the practical
matters involving the show. The stage manager acts as
a prompter, making sure the actors are on cue, the
props people are ready to hand the props or place them
in the proper places, the technicians test the lights and
sounds beforehand, ensuring that the lights and sounds
are on time and of the right intensity; the designers and
make-up artist check the stage sets, costumes and
make up are in the proper form and many others.
15. G. The Concept
When you are given a problem to solve, you start first
with several ideas of how to solve it. How do you generate
ideas in a group?
There are several ways, but the common way is to do
some brainstorming, getting as many ideas as possible—from
the usual ones to the wild crazy, weird, even nonsensical
ones. All suggestions are respected and accepted in a
nonjudgmentally manner. After the ideas are exhausted, the
class selects the best one: the most realistic, practical, and
suitable for the production. This idea or concept is developed
and becomes the theme. The theme is then turned into a
16. H. The Plan
As everyone knows, planning is
necessary in any venture. A housewife or
husband plans the meals for the day, or else
the family will not have anything to eat. In
school, a teacher prepares a lesson plan
before the start of every class, or else the
session will just be an activity without
direction. So, the first step in planning is
17. What do you want to achieve at the end of your
activity? After setting your objectives, then you start
planning. This is the time to organize your human and
material resources. List down the needs to make
things happen. Assign persons to do specific tasks.
Create a timetable for the tasks and for rehearsals,
how many times and how long they will be.
Rehearsals are important because a poorly-
rehearsed program will be evident. It is imperative
that everyone is present during the rehearsals.
18. I. The Presentation
The day of the performance arrives, and
everyone is tense. One of the jobs of the director is
to keep everyone calm. The audience trickles in. all
of the members are backstage and are not allowed
to mingle with the audience. The production starts
at the designed time. Everyone is quiet. The
director appears and gives a short introduction,
welcoming the guests and giving some remarks
relevant to the production.
19. He or she also introduces the
choreographer. The show begins. At the
end of the show, the entire class appears
onstage and takes a bow. The director
thanks the audience and everyone in the
school, especially their teacher and
everyone else who has assisted and
20. J. The Feedback
At the end of the presentation, it is possible for
the teacher to ask feedback from the audience. After
that, all the members meet to give and get feedback.
Feedback is needed to get information on the result of
the presentation. Participants give their comments on
what have gone well and what have needed some
adjustments. The teacher facilities the feedback. He or
she gives the ground rules. Feedback is all about
constructive criticism. It should be given in an objective
manner and must not be taken personally.
21. Activity 2.2
In a separate sheet of paper. You are going to write
your plan as a director. Plan your own production set.
1. What is the story or genre of the movie or play?
2. How many actors and actresses you need? Why?
3. Who are the actors and actresses? Why?
4. Make a schedule of the taping or rehearsals? (ex.
Month, hours, and day)
5. How are you going to make this movie or play
22. Activity 2.3
In a separate sheet of paper, answer the
following questions in the best way possible. Your
answer would have a corresponding point.
(10=substantial, 5=somewhat substantial,
1. From among the elements of a production team,
what do you think is/are the most important? Why or
2. Why is feedbacking very important in a production