Drama 10 - 5 Credits (One semester)
In this introductory course, students look at various forms of physical and contemporary theatre styles as a form of self-expression and self-reflection. High energy theatre games, the magic world of masque and clown, the bloody and political
work of Greek theatre and much more is explored in this class. Students partake in workshops with professional theatre artists, attend plays as a class, and learn about group work, leadership skills, and just how their voice as a young artist will emerge.
Technical Theatre 15 - 5 Credits
[Technical Theatre 15]
Students learn about all the backstage ‘magic’ in theatres and during theatre productions. Lighting, sound design, set design and construction, hair and make-up design, publicity, and stage management are covered. Students work directly on the December production, and the various other productions throughout the year in this hands-on learning environment. This is the perfect course for those who love to be involved in theatrical productions, but not necessarily as performers. This course is also a great companion course to any of the Drama courses and can help develop an actor with knowledge of the complete theatre process.
Advanced Acting 25 - 5 Credits
[Advanced Acting 25]
Prerequisite: Successful audition
Upon a successful audition for the December production, students are immersed in a full theatrical production as a performer. Participants are expected to attend after school rehearsals, memorize lines, immerse themselves in their character and perform the production with the rest of the cast. Past productions include: Hamlet, Cabaret, Wild
Abandon, and The Penelopiad. Auditions for this course are in early September. Students do not need to be enrolled in another drama class or have previous experience to audition.