• Theatre

    Theatre

    905144 Advanced Theatre Arts

    Prerequisite: Theatre Arts II and teacher recommendation
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This course covers advanced elements of theatre and continues the span of instruction of Theatre Arts I and II. Directing, auditioning, playwriting, and children’s theatre are studied in the third level curriculum.

    903650 Page to Stage

    Prerequisite: “B” or better in English Language Arts III or teacher recommendation
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester (2 class periods per day; paired with Creative Writing)
    Credit: 1/2 English; 1/2
    Theatre Arts Page to Stage is a course designed to give students the rare opportunity to see their writing develop from the written word to a live performance. ELA and Drama teachers will engage students using a team teaching approach and guide them through the process of writing plays, poems, and prose which will undergo several transformations based on feedback from student performances. Student authors will gain a greater understanding of the importance of revision when they are able to see their writing come to fruition on stage, and student actors will benefit from the chance to create and develop original characters in conjunction with the author. This opportunity to see the relationship between a writer’s words and an actor’s interpretation will only serve to strengthen the writing process and dramatization of their work. All students will be expected to perform and participate in acting activities, scenes, and performances as well as all writing activities.

    905654 Technical Theatre I

    Prerequisite: none
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This course introduces the basics of set construction and engineering principles for stage/set design. This is a very hands-on course that requires working with tools, power tools, climbing ladders, painting, and basic stage/area upkeep and cleanliness. Design and production concepts and techniques will be studied in scenery, property, and make-up. Students will learn to safely apply technical knowledge and skills to create and/or operate functional scenery.

    905645 Technical Theatre II

    Prerequisite: Technical Theatre I
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This course offers advanced instruction in stage equipment, stage/tool safety procedures. It also emphasizes the design of sound and stage lighting and equipment. This is a very hands-on course that requires working with tools, power tools, climbing ladders, painting, and basic stage/area upkeep and cleanliness. Students will be required to design sound and lighting for upcoming theatre productions.

    905264 Theatre Arts I

    Prerequisite: none
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This course stresses the expressive use of body and voice, along with aesthetic growth through appreciation of theatrical events. The course of study includes basic actor training, stage movement, and voice and diction. All students will be expected to perform and participate in acting activities, scenes, and performances.

    905265 Theatre Arts II

    Prerequisite: “B” or better in Theatre Arts I
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This course involves more advanced study of character development, script analysis, and performance techniques. Students will also be introduced to directing concepts and procedures and auditioning techniques. Students will participate in plays and monologues in front of a live audience.