Drama is a subjetc at Qatar Academy that we get for one term, out of the whole year. Drama is all about having good acting skills. You really have to be a good actor, and a person that is not shy at all. This year, we learned about improvising, and being over dramatic. It was quite fun, however I am not the type of person that enjoys acting that much because I am a bit shy when it comes to performing in front of a group of people. My term grade this year for drama was 5/7. Below is a document I have posted to give you an idea of what the work was like that was given to us for one of the units, which is melodrama. Our task was to work with a group of people on producing a melodrama. Below is the script that we produced for this project, and it is something I am very proud of since we achieved a good grade.



What?
- Describe what the work is about. For example, this presentation is about a country and the requirement was .......Make sure you talk about what was expected for this work and what time it took you to complete it. Was it a group project? What input did others have to this work?

In drama, we were given a task to get in a group and perform a melodrama. Most of our groups were chosen, however the teacher made sure that we were with one of our friends. In this project we all had to think of a good script of a melodramtic play that we could easily perform. In the play, there had to be a heroine, hero, villain, and rogue. We also added in a mother since we had 5 people in our group. The play had to be about a crime that the villain does, and then at the end the rogue is the saver. Our play was basically about how the hero and heroine are falling in love and then their marriage is about to occur, but then the villain messes things up. In our play, the villain kills the mother and then blames it all on the hero so that at the end he could get married with the heroine. The rogue at the end then saves the show, and the truth gets confessed at the end. We were lucky because we had one of the best groups. All of us were very hard workers and didn't argue like the others. We were given about 2 weeks to rehearse for the melodrama, and then later on we had to perform our final.

So what? - Now talk about why this piece of work is significant. Is it something you are proud of? Is it something you received a high grade for? Is it something developmental that helped you reach a new level in the subject? In other words why have you chosen THIS artifact for your portfolio?

This piece of work is significant because it is quite unique. I learned many new things from this unit about being melodramatic, and more things about drama in general as well. It was very fun to work on this project because I was in a group that had some of my friends in it, and the others were fun and cooperative to work with as well. This helped me reach a new goal in the subject because of the fact that a lot of new information was learned. I even became a better person when it comes to working in groups. I have chosen this artifact for my portfolio because it is different from the others, and isnt boring like them. It is an original script written by us that anyone can enjoy.

Now what? - Now talk about how doing this work has improved you as a learner in the MYP program. Has it helped you organise your time and work efficiently? Has it demonstrated that you are capable of doing mathematics and so now you have a lot more confidecne than before? What are you now going to do with the new knowledge and skills you have gained from doing this work? How is this moving you along the path of life?

This project has definitly made me a better learner in the MYP program. This is because I got a lot of new skills from this project, such as speaking up loudly when presenting something in front of a group of people, which in this case was my class. It has also given me more confidence because I now know that I can perform in front of large groups of people since now that I am better experienced at it. It also has helped me organize my work more efficiently because throughout the rehearsals, we did not mess up a bit. We were always organized and made sure that we focused on a couple of scenes each day rather than doing all of them at once. This is moving me along the path of life because I feel more like an organized person now. It has also helped me to become timely with my work, and aware of the deadlines.