Drama

Acting 1 S1

Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: None

Content: This course is an introduction to basic acting techniques and terminology. These include pantomime, improvisation, characterization, memorization, skits, and scenes. Students learn to develop voice skills, create a character, evaluate a play, and perform in a scene. Plays and/ or scenes may include sacred or secular themes. Students also will study components of theater history, criticism, and vocational opportunities.


Acting 1 S2

Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Acting 1 S1.

Content: This course develops acting skills and techniques. The history of the theater, etiquette, dialects, memorization, and introduction to vocational possibilities are also included. A one-act play will be performed. Plays and/ or scenes may include sacred or secular themes. After school and evening rehearsals are required of students on weeks prior to play performance.


Stagecraft S1

Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: None

Content: This theater class teaches and develops technical skills focusing on behind the scenes design elements in costumes, lighting, properties, makeup, and sound. Students will identify the roles and responsibilities of producer, stage manager, and publicist. It is not an acting class.


Development of Theater (THEORY) S2

Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1

Prerequisites: None

A survey of historical drama from the classical period through modern time, with emphasis on major eras, popular plays and authors, performance theories, and important figures. Historical, cultural, and political influences of these plays will be examined. Class will be structured through reading and analysis of many play texts and their influence on how Theatre developed through to today’s customs.


Advanced Acting S1

Open to: 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1-2

Prerequisites: Selection by Audition and/ or successful  completion of Acting 1, Semester 2

Content: This course is a continuation of basic acting techniques and terminology stressing performance and the possibility of original works. Advanced Acting includes improvisation, characterization, memorization techniques, and scenes. Plays and/or scenes may include sacred or secular themes. Students continue to develop projection, inflection, articulation, blocking, business, and character believability. After school and evening rehearsals and performances are required of students. Most students will spend 80+ hours a semester after school.


Advanced Stagecraft S2

Open to: 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1-2

Prerequisites: Instructor Approval AND Successful completion of Stagecraft.

Content: Students will be required to complete technical practicum where they apply their learning of technical theater for a public performance. Students will apply components of theater criticism and history/culture, as they relate to the technical aspect of a stage production. This course is recommended for students pursuing a career in technical theater. After school and evening rehearsals and performances are required of student. Most students will spend 80+ hours a semester after school.