Theatre I helps students learn all about the fundamental of theatre, mostly acting, to build skills for further study in theatrical arts as well as life. Students will learn the techniques of oral interpretation for theatre as well as public speaking.
Development of basic movement, pantomime, voice and diction, comedic and dramatic acting, and technical skills are the basis of this course. This course is appropriate for 9th through 12th grade students.
Theatre II - Production emphasizes directing and acting techniques, lighting, sound, make-up, feeuming, stage setting, interpretive skills, and leadership development in theatre. Reading, reviewing, and producing plays, skits, and small shows are the focus of this course.
Students will produce a one-act play to showcase to the community. Students will have opportunity to participate in theatrical productions throughout the school year, as well as work on the technical crew for THS production. This course is appropriate for 10th through 12th grade students.
Theatre III - Acting is designed for advanced students placing emphasis on acting, directing, casting, blocking, sound and lighting techniques, set design and production organization. Students are required to be a part of theatrical competitions and participate in theatric productions throughout the school year as well as auditioning for each theatre production.
An audition process conducted by instructor is a prerequisite for this course. This course is appropriate for 11th through 12th grade students.
Theatre IV – Directing is an advanced theatrical course which includes the detailed study of directing and performing including method acting techniques and script interpretation and production organization. Students will also participate in several scholarship audition opportunities with colleges and universities.
Students are required to be a part of theatrical competitions and participate in theatre productions throughout the year. An audition process conducted by instructor is a pre-requisite for this course. This course is appropriate for 12th grade students.
Theatre - Technical is an advanced technical theater course focusing on the fundamentals of technical theater and theatrical production. Students are taught the basic techniques of theatrical set design, feeume design, lighting design, set construction, set painting, stage management, general theater maintenance, and scene shop organization.
Students will demonstrate their knowledge by designing all aspects of a show. This course requires that students work with inherently dangerous power tools, power saws, and additional theatrical production equipment and supplies. This course is appropriate for 11th through 12th grade students.