Beginning Theater--Theater I (First Semester) covers creative and improvisational work, monologue, and scene memorization, with units in voice, dictation, and physical stage movement. Students critique performances and evaluate the literary worth of materials studied and performed.
--Theater II (second semester) will deepen students’ understanding of theater as a literary medium and will focus on performance and directing as a demonstration of literary understanding.
Prerequisite: NoneIntermediate TheaterStudents explore modern acting techniques and styles, including realism and movement for the theater, as well as historical and alternative styles of performance, including Shakespeare, Commedia d’ell Arte, and Epic Theatre. Students will explore scenes and monologs, design and composition elements, and devise theater.StagecraftIn this class, students will learn what goes into building a set and setting up the lighting for theatrical performances. This class is extremely hands-on and will be actively working with lighting and building equipment almost every single day.Theater DesignIn this class, students will be introduced to the world of theater from a behind-the-scenes perspective. Students will study and create designs in the areas of Costuming, Props, Sets, Sound, and Lighting. This class will get hands-on experience by supporting Drama Department productions in the areas of Costuming (including hair and makeup), Props, and Sound.