Middle School Drama
This semester course is designed for 8th grade students to introduce the art of theatre. We will discuss various topics such as improvisation, voice and diction, production, acting and much more. This is an excellent course if students have an interest in the theatre. We will focus on training our God given talents to glorify Him. * There will be times when students will perform in front of this class.
High School Drama (1/2 credit)
This course is a survey of the theatre. The student will learn about theatre history, theatre production and acting. This course is activity based and requires no outside performance time.
Acting I (1/2 credit)
This course will train the actor using the Konstantin Stanislavksi and Uta Hagen acting methods. These methods will assist the actor in improving stage movement/presence, delivery/speaking skills, and improvisation skills. This class requires performances in front of the class such as monologues and duet scenes.
Prerequisite: Drama or teacher permission
Acting II (1/2 credit)
This course will begin by examining the relationship between Christianity and the media, specifically the film industry. Throughout the semester we will explore how the following directors/actors impacted the art of acting: Peter Brook, Jerzy Grotowski, Bertolt Brecht, and Antonin Artaud. To conclude the course, the students will be a part of the student directed one acts. Students will participate in drama productions presented outside the classroom.
Prerequisite: Acting I
Acting III (1/2 credit)
Acting III will explore the acting techniques of Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Frederick Alexander and Tadashi Suzuki. The actor’s skills will be challenged through the use of improvisation, directing, and playwriting. Students will participate in theatre productions presented outside the classroom.
Prerequisite: Acting I, Acting II
Directing (1/2 credit)
Students will apply all the skills learned in the previous acting classes to direct a one act play. Throughout the semester the director will explore different theatre genres, script analysis and leadership skills. Students will participate in drama productions presented outside the classroom.
Prerequisite: Acting I, Acting II, Acting III