In Our Theater Department We build A toolbox of knowledge.
Students in our theater department learn how to express characters through body work and imagination exercises incorporated with respect for their fellow students. The core knowledge of a theatre and its workings, basic vocabulary of stage terminology, and the elements used to create a show are taught. Students learn performance techniques rooted in building a toolbox using tools created and cultivated by theatre greats such as Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen, Michael Chekov and others.
"The only Limitations we should have are the ones we place on ourselves."
- Anna Pearce ( aka Patty Duke)
Teen Drama: Scene Work
Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m.
In this course students will study elements of performance and production by experiencing what it takes to produce a play. Projection, characterization and emotional connection will be taught. Students will actively participate in behind the scenes theatre production skills such as set design, building and costume skills.
Fridays 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Designed to prepare students for musical theater productions in the community, this class offers a combination of skill development in voice, acting and movement. Musical scenes are selected and prepared for practice and interpretation. Students will work towards an end of semester group production or private recital. Interested students may also audition for featured solo parts.
Introduction to Playwriting
Not offered for Fall 2019
How do you create a story? This course will explore the components of plot, character types, and creatively effective dialogue. Using these story telling skills, students will adapt a well-known story into a unique play of their own creation. The course will culminate with each student presenting his or her plays to the class. Some may be chosen for production in the future.
Early Start ~ September 5
Thursdays 3:30-5:30 p.m.
September 5 - October 31, 2019
A great entry level introduction to theater. This fun and energetic class will expose your student to a wide variety of theatrical basics, including stage presence, character development, and teamwork.
This fall, Young Performers will have a shortened semester plus two Monday dress rehearsals ( October 21, and 28 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.) to get ready for the Halloween performance.