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kissing and nudity in public middle and high school plays

With all of youth attempting to get into the entertainment industry and the cultural and communication benefits of an advanced acting and drama class, my question is whether school plays and events should give the students more actual exposure and training in real acting situations. There are almost no legitimate feature productions that do not involve nudity and kissing. Even American "G" rated movies have kissing in them. Therefore this poll seeks to determine whether school age children should be required to participate in drama or acting class, and whether those children should be required to perform scenes involving kissing and nudity. This is NOT a sexual poll and, for this poll, the only children being considered are over the age of 12 years. Please take the poll seriously, as I plan to present the results to school boards around the county.
Please state your gender
Male
Female
What is your age group ?
13-16
17-20
21-28
29-35
35-45
45+
Do you think that students should be taught acting, drama, and theater in public schools ?
Yes
No - then please skip to results
Do you believe that students should be required to take drama courses in school or should they merely be an available electives ?
Drama should be required as part of the curriculum.
Drama should be an elective offered to students, but optional. (Please review results)
At what age or grade should students first be required or compelled to take drama classes ?
6th grade or 12 years old
7th grade or 13 years old
8th grade or 14 years old
9th grade or 15 years old
10th grade or 16 years old
11th grade or 17 years old
Since you voted that students should be required to take drama classes, should the student be required to fully participate in order to graduate or advance in grade ?
Yes - but, assuming with full cooperation and attendance, every student should be able to pass the class
No - The student should be able fail drama and still advance in grade or graduate. (Since this option makes the drama class optional by allowing lack of attendance or participation, if you choose this option please view the results.)
If the class requires kissing or nudity, should the students be required to participate at the direction of the instructor ?
Yes - Drama is required and kissing and nudity are an integral part of modern entertainment
No - the student should be able to determine what level of participation they choose to partake. (Since this would make all coursework in drama optional, if you choose this option please view the results.)
Kissing - If the drama performance requires kissing, should the students be required to kiss classmates as part of the instruction ?
Yes - Kissing is not completely instinctive and entertainment kissing must be taught and practiced.
No - Students should be able to decline participation in class instruction involving kissing. (Go to the questions regarding nudity)
Kissing - If the drama presentation requires kissing of a same sex person, should the students be required to kiss a same sex classmate as part of the instruction ?
Yes - Lesbian and Gay scenes are becoming more and more common even in main stream productions and all actors need to be versatile and able to perform any scene.
No - The sexual orientation of the student should be honored and they should not be required to kiss a same sex classmate.
Kissing - If the drama presentation required the kissing of an adult, such as the character's parent or grandparent, should the students be required to kiss an adult instructor, student teacher, or volunteer ?
Yes - children in all forms of entertainment kiss adults
No - the student should not be required to kiss an adult (Please go straight to the questions on nudity)
Kissing - If the drama presentation requires the kissing of an adult, should the students be required to kiss the instructor, student teacher, or volunteer during lessons and tryouts ?
Yes - The adult will assist the student in how to properly perform the scene and will need to select the best student for the production.
No - (Please go to the questions on nudity)
Kissing - If the drama presentation requires the kissing of a same sex adult, should the students be required to kiss a same sex instructor, student teacher, or volunteer ?
Yes - boys and girls kiss same sex parents and grandparents in entertainment roles all the time
No - The sexual orientation of the student should be honored and they should not have to kiss a same sex adult
Kissing - Should the students be able to perform "stage kisses?" A stage kiss is a fake kiss in which the actor will kiss their hand or simply hold their face close to a person with one having their back to the audience.
Yes - ONLY if the instructor deems that the performance will not be compromised by the fake kiss
Yes - at the student's discretion
No - Even the instructor should not have this option, as the class material should be standardized and the purpose of the full kiss is to assist and educate young potential actors on how to kiss in entertainment
Kissing - Should race or ethnicity be part of the selection process to determine which students are chosen to kiss other actors (students or teachers)?
Yes - The students should be chosen based on what would work best for the performance and cultural and diverse education.
No - The students should be chosen based on acting ability and performance.
Kissing - Should gender be part of the selection process. For example could a modern rendition of Romeo and Juliet be performed by two male or two female students?
No - Gender should not play a role and transgender students should be able to play any role the instructor deems they are qualified, even if this means kissing other students of the same biological gender.
Yes - Students should play traditional roles and same gender kissing should be avoided
Kissing - Should kissing be limited in style?
No - The kissing, both in lessons and performance should be at the discretion of the instructor and curriculum and include a full range of kissing from closed mouth kisses to full extended open mouth "french" kissing.
Yes - The kissing should be limited based on the performance, but most kisses should be closed mouth pecks.
Kissing - Should oral hygiene be taught to the students for safety and comfort of the students ?
Yes - Oral hygiene should be taught and ensured for the comfort and safety of the students. (i.e. brush teeth and use mouthwash and peroxide)
No - Students are taught hygiene in other courses and it should not be duplicated in drama class.
Nudity - If the drama performance requires nudity, should the student be required to undress for the performance?
Yes - If the scene requires a nude actor, then a clothed actor would not fill the role
No - The performance should allude to nudity, but not actually have the student undress
Nudity - How nude should the student get?
Only remove shirt
Only remove shirt and pants
Only remove shirt, pants, and bra (if female student)
Full nudity, as required by the role
Nudity - Should the tryouts for a role include the same level of nudity as the production?
No - the nudity can be simulated until actually putting on the performance
Yes - a student's nude comfort manner and physique are all part of the try out process, so the student must try out wearing the least amount of clothes required in the performance
Nudity - Should tryouts be optional?
Yes - students must participate, but they can chose the plays and roles they desire
No - students must tryout for all roles and allow the teacher to make the selection
Nudity - If the performance is to be totally nude, and you selected nude tryouts, how many students should be nude in the tryouts at one time?
I did not select nude tryouts
Only one student may tryout at a time
Several students may be nude in the area performing tryouts
The entire class will be nude and the tryouts will be done one at a time, with students nude in line awaiting tryout
Nudity - If the tryouts or lessons are nude, how should the student performers be dressed prior to the lesson or tryout?
They should be fully dressed until they are specifically called upon to perform
They should strip to the required level of nudity upon the start of class and then dress at the conclusion
Nudity - should the classes and tryouts be public?
No - they should be closed set, only allow students and teacher
Yes- they are classes taught at public school and parents, volunteers, and the public should be welcome
Nudity - should the performances be public?
No - they should be closed to the students of the class
Yes - Partially, they should be open to students of the school and their parents
Yes - Mostly, they should be open to the entire community
Yes - Fully, they should be open to the entire community and allow for broadcast on television or internet
Nudity - How should performance nudity be interpreted for the role? For example, should the role assume the most clothing or the least?
If a character might be naked in that scene, a locker room, it should be played fully clothed (i.e. unless the scene specifically requires nudity, in this example, the actor will be clothed in the locker room)
If a character might be naked in that scene, a locker room, it should be played with partial nudity (i.e. unless the scene specifically requires nudity, in this example, the actor will be clothed in only his/her underwear in the locker room)
If a character might be naked in that scene, a locker room, it should be played with full nudity (i.e. regardless of whether the scene specifically requires nudity, in this example, the actor will be fully nude in the locker room)
Nudity - scenario: the school is putting on a performance of "The Emperor's New Clothes." In the final scene (not to spoil the play, but the character is tricked into nudity in a play with many social psychological overtones) will the Emperor be in his underwear or fully nude?
Underwear
Fully nude
Part 1 - Scenario - General: A character is changing in front of his mother, and she gives him a generous gift. Can the teacher or volunteer play the role of the mother?
Yes
No
Part 2 - Scenario - General: A character is changing in front of his mother, and she gives him a generous gift. Should the character fully undress to change clothes in front of his mother in the scene?
Yes
No
Part 3 - Scenario - General: A character is changing in front of his mother, and she gives him a generous gift. How much appreciation would be appropriate for the character to show in the scene to his mother? Check all that apply
He can remain fully nude in her view and say thank you
He can remain fully nude in her view and give her a strong hug
He can remain fully nude in her view and give her a kiss on the mouth
The scene should not be performed
Part 1 - Scenario - General A character has just received an expensive swim suit from her grandmother. Can the principal or an administrator play the role of the grand mother?
Yes
No
Part 2 - Part 1 - Scenario - General A character has just received an expensive swim suit from her grandmother. Should the character fully undress and try on the suit in front of her grandmother in the scene?
Yes
No
Part 3 - Scenario - General A character has just received an expensive swim suit from her grandmother. How much appreciation would be appropriate for the character to show in the scene with her grandmother? Check all that apply
She can try on the suit and leave it on and say thank you
She can try on the suit and remove it and remain nude and say thank you
She can try on the suit and remove it and remain naked and give her a strong hug
She can try on the suit and remove it and remain nude and give her a kiss on the mouth
The scene should not be performed
Are there any other suggestions for rules, requirements, or regulations regarding kissing scenes or lesson ?
Are there any other suggestions for rules, requirements, or regulations regarding nude scenes or lessons ?
Any other suggestions for scenes or examples that I can provide to school boards and other legislatures for implementation of these policies ?
This poll was created on 2013-08-10 04:27:20 by modern educator