• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

In this portfolio I will take you on the journey which I myself have travelled on throughout my IB theatre programme. Within this portfolio I will portray the processes which we as a group went through in order to create our devised piece

Extracts from this document...


In this portfolio I will take you on the journey which I myself have travelled on throughout my IB theatre programme. Within this portfolio I will portray the processes which we as a group went through in order to create our devised piece as well as how we applied our knowledge and understanding from our experiences into our performance design. The Stimuli Our production began with each member of the group producing a stimulus. Before presenting their ideas we decided that we should individually analyse the stimuli and see what we as individuals could come up with. We did this before the member of the group voiced their ideas on their chosen stimulus so that we had the opportunity to take the stimulus along different paths and elaborate different ideas and amalgamate them together. Belo is our stimulus' and our ideas which we had on each. After having discussed the available options which included images, music and objects of sentimental value we decided to use my stimuli. My stimulus was of a newspaper article that had been widely distributed throughout the UK. We then discussed the direction we wished to take with our chosen stimuli. We again split into different areas of the room to individually assess our dilemma. Below is the mind map which I created at this time. After thorough discussion we agreed upon the concept of using a 'current affairs dilemma' in order to solve our own. Our group was fascinated by the political outrage that Iran had caused with America in regards to capital punishment on women. ...read more.


Allah instead of God for Ashtiani). Whilst researching our topic we had found that there had been a lot of media attention on both cases and we wished to portray to the audience just how much the media had been involved: also we wanted to show them how much people are influenced by the media. For the section of our chart where we introduce Teresa Lewis an idea was formed so that she would be introduced through a television broadcast. I began this section of the script by visualising a news reporter sat at a desk within the audience speaking directly at them. This idea developed and led us to have another cast member as a journalist actually interviewing Lewis at her correction centre. The idea of another interview type dialogue was to portray the two women's differences in the way they were being interviewed and questioned. Allocating Roles To begin with it was decided that it would be best to create a mindmap of suggested roles that would need to be filled in order to go ahead with the production. Below is a copy of our mind map However we issued a problem when it came to the casting of roles. As we only had two female members of our group we were automatically cast as the two women. This then left us with three males to cover a total of six casting roles; because of this we had to organise ourselves in a way that allowed each male to cater to two parts without them conflicting. ...read more.


I really enjoyed experimenting with the lighting as not only did I learn a lot but we were also able to show the juxtaposition. Staging For our staging we tried to show the contrast through black and white flooring, curtains and backdrop. Not only did the black and white create the impression of harsh and soft but it also symbolised the two races. Below is a sketch of how we designed the set. The idea was that neither side crossed the boundary set out in the middle. We placed 2 old fashioned chairs back to back for the two women in the centre of the stage for them to be seated on at the end. Other than the 2 chairs there were no other props on the stage. Because we tried to use a very simplistic set design we compensated for this with a projector carefully placed to project newspaper headlines onto the white cloth background. Also attached to the backdrop was metal shackles which Ashtiani's wrists were placed into to set the scene of her cell as well as show the restraints that she had against her: Lewis however had nothing but the chair and was not restrained in any way to show the two sides of the world two political views on law enforcement. As a whole I really enjoyed making the set as well as designing it. Although we encountered a few problems setting up the projector and laying out the flooring I was very happy with the outcome. The finished product was highly symbolic which was totally what we were aiming for. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Drama section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Drama essays

  1. Comparison of A Doll's House and A Streetcar Named Desire

    Therefore, Blanche's costume choices in A Streetcar Named Desire connect to her developing insanity, which makes her a complex and dynamic character.

  2. Comparing "Romeo and Juliet" and "Macbeth".

    Cambridge: Cambrdge university press). In the plays there are lots of different similarities and differences and especially they have very different themes. Most of the differences between the two plays are obviously the events that occur in the play and the relationship between the couples, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

  1. Sin and Ego in Crime and Punishment

    Petersburg allows him to feel as though he can reject legal and moral values. As Raskolnikov decides that there is "something made easy by her smallness" (Dostoyevsky 94), it illustrates how Raskolnikov feels superior against the dying Alyona. The harsh environment of St.

  2. Free essay

    How does Globalisation affect theatre?

    Musicals are the performances that are mostly affected by globalisation. These have lots of success all over the world. Some of the most famous musicals like Cats, The lion king, Mamma Mia, The phantom of the opera and others have been shown in lots of different countries in the world,

  1. Hamlet Act 3 scene 1

    expression when turned away, emphasised by the three "well"s which are in response to Ophelia demanding how hamlet is.

  2. Designer(TM)s Portfolio

    A litter later, a young boy brings in a message that Godot might seem them the nest day, at the same time and the same place. Meanwhile, night falls and the tramps decide to leave and come back the next day.

  1. Augusto Boal and Jacques LeCoq have both had significant impact on theatre, and their ...

    Through Forum Theatre, audiences were able to recognise oppression and take practical ways of solving it, through dialogue, into real life.

  2. There are a number of logistical and dramatic factors to be decided upon in ...

    Eventually we are taken back in time via flashback where we see Gar and Katie in love, they are planning to get married although Gar doesn?t earn enough to support them both, he is afraid to ask S.B.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work