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Online Resources for the IB Theatre Solo Theatre Piece
The IB Theatre Reading Room - Solo Theatre Piece
Videos of IB student Solo Theatre Pieces, and other videos related to this assessment for IB Theatre. Also included are links to theorist and practitioner texts. The IB Theatre Reading Room is La (Paula) Mór's blog. Ms. Mór is a theatre teacher and director. She has taught and directed in the UK and internationally for over twenty years.
Oxford Study Courses (OSC) - IB Theatre blog
This blog give suggestions and help specifically for the IB Theatre course. Posts are written by IB teachers, and offer advice from examiners and students' tips and contributions. Presented by Oxford Study Courses (OSC), based in Oxford, UK, specializing solely in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
Theatre Links - Practitioners
Links to resources related to over thirty theatre theorists and practitioners: biographies, photographs, interviews, articles, videos, and more. Presented by Theatre Links - a collection of online theatre resources maintained by Justin Cash, a drama teachers in Melbourne, Australia.
Theatre Room Asia - Practitioners, Theorist and Theory
Posts on a variety of theatre practitioners, with links to articles, videos, and websites with more information. Author of the Theatre Room Asia blog is Ian Baker, an IB teacher at King George V School in Hong Kong.
IB Resources for Task 1: Solo Theatre Piece
IB Theatre, External Assessment - Task 1: Solo Theatre Piece
Excerpt from IB Theatre guide (First assessment 2017), pp. 33-44, related to the solo theatre piece, with an introduction to the topic, task details, and the external assessment criteria.
Command terms for IB theatre
List of key terms and phrases used in the IB theatre assessment objectives and assessment criteria.
Theory in Context
This worksheet guides students in looking at a theorist and the theory in the context of history (relationship of the theory to other theories of the time and theories that came before it) and its relevance (the importance of the theory to subsequent development of the theatre).
Aspect in Context
Use this handout to organize research on the different aspects of the theatre theorist’s theory. How do they relate to each other?
Use this graphic organizer to record your ideas for the solo piece and to show the process of how these ideas are developed and/or refined.
Use this handout to guide your own practical process of exploration and to record your process.
Intention and Impact
Use this worksheet to help you identify the intention and impact of your solo theatre piece from the perspective of creator, designer and director. What would be an appropriate intention regarding this aspect of theory? Who is the target audience? What impact should this piece of theatre have on an audience? How will this be achieved?
This graphic organizer will help you consider some of your options for choosing material for your solo piece. The material you choose should allow you to fulfill your directorial intentions and the intended impact on the audience, as well as demonstrate the aspect of theory you have selected in action.
This graphic organization illustrates a possible process for the development of your solo piece once it has been created, and a way to record your development process and interactions with your mentor. You'll need to think about design, use of space, set, lights, sound, props and costume if appropriate.
Student Process Checklist: Creating Theatre Based on Theory
A checklist of the eleven different tasks involved for the student completing Task 1, Solo Theatre Piece, for IB Theatre.
Assessment Rubric for IB Theatre HL Solo Theatre Piece
IB grade bands for the four assessment criteria for the Solo Theatre Piece for IB Theatre HL: Theatre in Context: The theorist, the theory and the contexts; Theatre Processes: Practical explorations of the aspect(s) of theory and the development of the solo theatre piece; Presenting Theatre: Theatre theory in practice; and Presenting Theatre: Evaluation of the solo theatre piece and reflections.
Task 1: (Solo theatre piece) (HL only) "requires students to create a fully produced piece of theatre based on theatre theory. Students submit a report (maximum 3,000 words) which includes their research into and understandings of the theorist, the theory and the context of the theorist’s work. It also records their practical explorations of the selected aspect(s) of theory, the development of the solo theatre piece and evaluation of the theatre piece and its implications on their learning in theatre." - IB Theatre Guide, First assessment 2017, p. 33.
Template for Solo Theatre Piece Report
This template for writing the report for the IB Theatre Task 1: Solo theatre piece gives specific guidance to students on what to include in the three components of the report: The Theorist, the Aspect, and the Context; Practical Explorations, Intentions, and Development; and Evaluation & Reflection. Created by Rebekah Schneider, Seoul Foreign School in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Theatre EE Guidelines
A detailed guide to planning, researching, and writing a Theatre Extended essay, with emphasis on the components students need to have in order to score well in the five assessment criteria. Compiled by Simon Bell, an IB Trainer, Examiner and one of the many authors of the IB Theatre curriculum.