Theatre

Table of Contents: 
I. Overview                                               
II. Classes 2017-2018 and Descriptions
III. After School Opportunities                
IV. Current Calendar                                          

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I. Overview

Students majoring in Theatre will be exposed to the foundations of the Theatre, inclusive of its past and influences and relativeness to our world today. Students will be exposed to a variety of classes within this major.  Theatre majors will take intensive core classes based on specific topics within film, theater, and history. Before students graduate with a Theatre major, students will be able to generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work, develop and refine artistic work for presentation, interpret intent and meaning in artistic work and relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
 

II. Classes 2017-2018 and Descriptions
 

Middle School

Level I Level II

Intro. to Theatre & Film

Intro. to Writing & Directing

 

Intro. to Theatre & Film: This course focuses on the relationship of theatre and film to various cultures throughout history, and on the contributions of significant individual artists. Students will learn the elements of the production process including playwriting, acting, design, and criticism within both theatre and film. Students will also survey different periods, styles and genres of theatre through play performance, discussion, films and viewing and critiquing live/filmed performances.
Intro. To Writing & Directing: In this course, students will learn: how to read and interpret a playscript for production (script analysis & dramaturgical analysis) and how to write their own productions. This class will focus on extending the lessons of Into. to Theatre & Film and to learn the basics of writing and directing that allow them to write and direct them own small productions within the class. 

 

High School

Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Acting for Stage I Acting for Stage II Acting for Film I* Acting for Film II*
Theatre History & Culture I Theatre History & Culture II Writing for Film and Stage* Artist as Entrepreneur & Internship*
Voice & Dance for Musical Theatre I Voice & Dance for Musical Theatre II Acting & Directing * Senior Seminar*

 

Acting for Stage I: Students will learn basic acting theory for stage and develop basic acting skills of ensemble work. This class will focus on teaching students to build their ideas of timing, story, voice, memorization, characters, and movement through text analysis and performance. Audition techniques will be covered in great deal throughout this course.
Theatre History and Culture I: This course will teach a historical survey of the dramatic arts from The Origins of Theatre through the 17th Century. Students will learn the history and development of theatre by studying the culture, politics, and social conditions that are relevant to the structure, plot, character development, and historical relevance. 
Voice & Dance For Musical Theatre I : Students will learn vocal & dance techniques for musical theatre applications. They will combine singing, dancing and acting in ensemble performances throughout the class. Vocals will focus on projection, resonance, articulation while Dance will focus on basic dance and movement. 

Acting for Stage II: Students will apply techniques from Acting For The Stage I to new scenes, monologues, and character analysis. They will learn to deepen their analysis of characters and script work that is necessary to be in a production. Special emphasis is placed on work with partners and  personalization. 
Theatre History and Culture II: Students will continue their historical survey of the dramatic arts from Theatre History & Culture I from 18th Century to Contemporary Theatre. Students will learn the history and development of theatre by studying the culture, politics, and social conditions that are relevant to the structure, plot, character development, and historical relevance. 
Voice & Dance For Musical Theatre II : Students will expand upon their learning of vocal & techniques for musical theatre applications. Their focus on vocals and dance will be demonstrated through in class performance and study. This course will be an extensive study on proper maintenance of the voice and body to meet the high demands of extended performances.  

Acting for Film I *(Not offered until 2018-2019): In this course, students will learn through practical training and experience how to act on camera. This course will cover how techniques from stage are adapted for film and the history behind this transition. They will be introduced to the differing audition techniques and build a resume based on film experiences. 
Writing For Film and Stage *(Not offered until 2018-2019): TBA
Acting & Directing *(Not offered until 2018-2019) : Students will learn the function of directors within the theatre and film industries respectively. They will work from the preparation of play scripts from the first reading, casting, rehearsals, to performances. They will become familiar with directing theory and apply this in small class performances both on stage and film. 

Acting for Film II *(Not offered until 2019-2020): TBA
Artist as Entrepreneur & Internship *(Not offered until 2019-2020): TBA
Senior Seminar *(Not offered until 2019-2020): TBA

 

III. After School Opportunities

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  Afterschool Play Auditions 

 Afterschool Musical Auditions 

 

Afterschool Play Auditions: See the below information about auditions for our Fall Play, ___________________

Audition Packet
Audition Pieces
Audition Techniques
Audition Signup (Please Include Audition Packet, Signed and Completed By Audition Time)

Afterschool Musical Auditions: TBA

Also see Production and Design Crew
 

 

 Improv Team/Club 

 Auditioning Workshop 

 Shakespeare Workshop 

 

Improv Team/Club: TBA
Auditioning Workshop: TBA
Shakespeare Workshop: TBA

 

IV. Current Calendar