The Domiciles Project

Lesson Plans

Title: The Character in the Door

Date: June 17, 2016

By: Carol Amberg

City: Gouverneur

State: New York

Title: The Character in the Door: Monologues from the Theatre Arts Class

Date: May 2016

By: Carol Amberg

City: Gouverneur

State: New York

Theatre Arts /ELA - Mrs. Amberg

THE DOMICILES PROJECT                                                                            


Common Core Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.Writing 11-12.3.D
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.Writing 9-10: Comprehension and Collaboration

2. Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.



As a class, we will review the qualities of a really good monologue. 



  • Students will be introduced to The Domiciles Project.
  • The Task: Students will use the door art as inspiration for writing their own 1 to 3-minute monologue.


The Process:

  • Students will view the doors displayed in our school by artist, Alan Tuttle.
  • On the first day, they will observe their door, noting possible characters, voices, points of view, tones, stories to tell.
  • They will take notes home and write the 1 to 3-minute monologue.