Theatre

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[wptabs type=”accordion” mode=”horizontal”] [wptabtitle]Foundations of Theatre Arts[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: FA711SEL

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Elective

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the basics of stagecraft, theatre styles, and acting techniques. The class explores theatre history, script analysis, and drama critique. With a strong emphasis on using improvisation and ensemble-based exercises to develop skills in movement, voice, and characterization, the course is ideal both for the new student who wishes to gain confidence on stage and for the more experienced student who wishes to deepen skills gained through previous coursework and play participation. This course is a prerequisite for all other theatre coursework; it may be repeated for credit.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Acting Lab[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: FA722SEL

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Elective (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Foundations of Theatre Arts

Students with a passion for acting will delve deeply into character development and scene study by preparing short pieces — solos (monologues/soliloquies), duos, pantomime and/or group scenes — for presentation and adjudication (typically at the Thespian Regionals Conference, attendance at which is a course requirement). Students will develop a toolbox of rehearsal techniques and will learn to integrate voice, movement, and imagination by studying acting techniques taught by practitioners such as Stanislavski, Laban, and Hagan. Students will work in groups to create original, devised works on a common theme to be presented in a showcase at the end of the term.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Advanced Theatre Ensemble: Theatre in Production[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course#: FA703SEL

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Elective (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Foundations of Theatre Arts and Acting Lab

Students will work as an ensemble to produce a full-length play for public. While the majority of rehearsals will occur in class, students must be prepared to devote significant out of class time to the memorization and preparation of their roles and/or to their production responsibilities. Students must also commit to several Saturday and evening rehearsals, particularly during “tech week.” Ideal for the dedicated, passionate theatre student eager to commit to a full-scale production experience.

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