Performance Evaluation

1. Introduction: Student states his/her name and the character, play, and author with confidence. Groups may do a group introduction or designate an individual to introduce the members. 1-10pts.
2. Energy: Performance is enthusiastic, has appropriate movement and emotional levels, and holds the audience’s attention. 1-10 pts.
3. Voice: Performance includes mastery of projection, articulation, pronunciation, confidence, and intensity. May also include a variety of levels of projection and/or dialect. 1-10 pts.
4. Movement: The use of posture, body language, gestures, blocking, props, and business supports the goal of the scene. May include some pantomime. 1-10 pts.
5. Facials: The scene includes appropriate facial expressions; the actor refrains form “making faces” when he/she becomes distracted. 1-10pts.
6. Pacing: The scene progresses at a rate that keeps it interesting and shows confident memorization; it meets the time limitations set by the teacher.
7. Characterization: The character is fully defined and focused, has a unique personality, and uses emotions, body language, and vocal expressions that support the goal of the scene. 1-10 pts.
8. Focus: Student remains focused on the scene and is not distracted by peers, visitors, sounds, mistakes, or calls for lines. 1-10pts.
9. Closing: Student finishes scene and returns to his/her seat without commenting on the performance or “making faces.” 1-10 pts.
10. Lines and Memorization: The scene is memorized, but the student is prepared and has given little disruption to the flow of the scene. 1-10 pts.