I am excited to welcome you to Room 65, where students will explore creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. My name is Mrs. Maroufkhani and I am thrilled to teach Introduction to Theatre and Advanced Theatre!
A few fun facts about me:
• I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Theatre from UC Riverside in 2004.
• I spent nearly six years working in professional theatre in San Francisco, where I acted, directed, designed, taught theatrical scenic art, stage managed, and production managed for various theatre companies in the Bay Area.
• My passions include teaching English, theatre and mosaic art.
• Frida Kahlo is my favorite artist!
Introduction to Theatre
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to study the art of theatre, including theatre history, acting, dramatic literature, production techniques and stage design. Students will have the opportunity to increase their proficiency in acting, directing, playwriting, stage management, design, and technical theatre skills through performance projects. Students will learn improvisation techniques, stage movement, voice and diction, pantomime, and how to create a character. Students will demonstrate their learning in all aspects of theatre through the production of scenes, short plays, student-written works and/or full productions of plays and/or musicals for school and community audiences.
Advanced Theatre: The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for intermediate and advanced middle school theatre students to increase proficiency in acting, directing, playwriting, stage management, design, house management, business management and technical theatre skills through production. This hands-on course will provide a balanced theatre arts program that will guide students to achieve the California State Standards in Theatre, emphasizing artistic perception, creative expression, aesthetic valuing, historical and cultural awareness and the interconnections of the arts and other disciplines. Students will apply theatre arts skills in acting, directing, management, playwriting, designing, budgeting, publicity and stagecraft to all aspects of theatre in the production of festival scenes, one-act plays, student-written works and/or full productions of plays and/or musicals for school and community audiences.
Stage Crew Advisory: Lights! Camera! Stage Crew! The Wright Arts Department offers a very special advisory for students with an interest in working behind the scenes in our fabulous theatre & music productions. Students will gain hands on experience in set construction, scenic painting, costume design, and working as a collaborative backstage unit to support our arts productions
I look forward to an excellent and exciting year with all my students!