This energetic class offers students extensive training in acting skills (monologues, dialogues, and group scenes from a variety of sources), dance, voice, theatre production, and rehearsal techniques, which culminates in a performance before a live audience. This course provides students with the opportunity to study theatre through the process of planning, producing, rehearsing and presenting a variety of theatre projects, including short plays, scenes and monologues, storytelling or children’s theatre performances.
Growth and development of students’ acting skills may be demonstrated through regular in-class performances, culminating in two events on campus for students and parents. Students will develop writing skills through preparation of character analyses, performance critiques and playwriting. Opportunities for original work, improvisations, and individual or small group acting projects will be included.