The Advanced Acting class elaborates on practices learned in Drama Fundamentals through scenework that highlights specific types, techniques, and methodologies associated with the craft of acting (Meisner, Viewpoints, Shakespeare, etc.). This class often produces a one-act show for the fall or winter one-act festivals.
Drama Fundamentals is an introduction to basic theatre. Students will engage in all aspects of drama: writing, acting, directing, & tech. At the end of the class, the students will produce a one-act production to be performed before an audience. This class is a prerequisite for Advanced Acting 1-3, Musical Theatre 1-4, and Film & TV 1-4.
The Musical Theatre class consists of the rehearsal process for the spring musical. Students who want to participate must audition and/or fill out a tech application. Students who have not taken Fundamentals of Drama must also submit two letters of recommendation -- one must be from a former theatre director.
When it is offered, the Technical Theatre class takes place in conjuction with the Musical Theatre class and provides the majority of the tech crew for the production. The areas of tech explored are are sets, props, costumes, make-up, lights, and sound. You must fill out an application for this class.
The Film & TV class explores different aspects of film acting and technical production while producing numerous short films spanning several genres. At the end of the semester, this class hosts a film festival that showcases the top student-written and directed films.
Advanced Drama includes all student directors and stage managers for the Drama Fundamentals classes. These leaders guide the beginner students in the process and production of a one-act play during the second part of the semester.