Classes

CLASS SCHEDULE:

A-DAYS
1st Period: CONFERENCE
2nd Period: Theatre 1
3rd Period: STAGECRAFT
4th Period: Theatre 1

B-DAYS
5th Period: Conference
6th Period: Theatre II
7th Period: Theatre II
8th Period: Theatre III


Theatre I (6th Grade)

Course Description: This introductory theatre course will focus on creative expression through theatrical performance. Students will become skilled at employing: acting techniques, movement & body control, proper vocalization methods, and the development of characters from different periods and styles of drama.

Coursework will include:

  • Theatre etiquette
  • Vocal and physical warm-ups
  • Theater vocabulary
  • Improvisation
  • Pantomime and movement
  • Characterization
  • Monologues
  • Production design and technical theater

Theatre II (7th/8th Grade)

Course Description: This intermediate theatre course will focus on creative expression through theatrical performance and design. Students will become skilled at employing: acting techniques, movement & body control, proper vocalization methods, and the development of characters from different periods and styles of drama. Students will explore historical and cultural studies in theatre and have opportunities to see live professional theater.

Coursework will include:

  • Vocal and physical warm-ups
  • Theater vocabulary
  • Artistic discipline
  • Characterization

Stage Craft (7th/8th grade)

Course Description: Students will recognize the interdependence of all theatrical elements, and the role of a technical director and a technician in the rehearsal and performance process of a show. Students will recognize the importance of and be able to effectively create publicity for a show. Students will work in a variety of colors, textures, and mediums. Students will learn theatre safety, the aspects of design and implementation of design in scenery, props, costumes, lighting, and sound. Students will also study makeup design and application.

Coursework will include:

  • Introduction to the stage & tool safety
  • Make-up
  • Jobs in the Theatre
  • Scenic Construction
  • Costume Design

Production (J.V. & Varsity) (Audition Based)

Course Description: This advanced theatre course will focus on creative expression through performance. In order to enroll in this class, students must audition prior to the semester and be selected by the director. The focus of this class involves the producing of the school theatrical productions. Using the skills learned in previous theatre classes the students will work on all aspects of the school’s productions including; publicity, set design/ construction, costume design/construction, lighting, sound, makeup, and props as well as stage management and direction. When the school productions are completed for the year students will work on an independent theatre project. Participants will gain an appreciation of theatre by attending and reviewing theatrical productions in the community.