This product includes 13 Neutral Scenes from the Conflict Drama Series - Gr 10. It also includes 'Notes', for both students and teachers, on preparing, rehearsing and performing these scenes.
Neutral scenes are used in actor training to have students focus on the Given Circumstances of a scene: the who, what, where, when and how. The scenes are written in a manner in which none of these aspects are given and students are required to 'solve the problem' of the script, in which they invent the given circumstances in order to give the scene meaning.
The beginning scenes in this unit are meant to be rehearsed and performed in a single day, the longer scenes are intended to be played out over a period of two days. The general length of the unit is approximately 20 classes.
All these scenes are original, and have been written for the age and grade level of the students. They have also been extensively tested and performed in my classes for years.
Teachers should note that this unit is the beginning of a script-based approach to teaching drama (Conflict Drama Scenes) that continues with Short Drama Scenes and Long Form Drama Scenes. This is not a 'classroom kit' containing tests, rubrics and answer keys, rather these are the materials to be put into student hands each day.
For an explanation of the whole approach (Conflict Drama Scripts) for this Grade 10 level, please see the "Grade 10 Exploration" Document available on this site.