Drama

All drama students must be prepared to be able to work with others, memorize text, share solo/group work within the class and work in a variety of group situations.

DRAMA 10 [5 Credits]

Drama 10 is an introduction to the Senior High Drama Program. The program addresses three Disciplines that communicate: movement, creative movement, time, music, speech and storytelling, choral speech, improvisation, puppetry, readers theatre, monologues, story theatre and two disciplines which enhance communication; theatre studies, (the history of the theatre), Technical theatre design, costume, lighting. Drama students should be willing to challenge and extend themselves physically, emotionally, intellectually and artistically. A live production which will express each students own personal growth and exploration in drama may be shared in a public setting. No previous skills required, just the desire to do your best and explore.

DRAMA 20 [5 Credits] [Prerequisite Drama 10]

Drama 20 is a further exploration of drama skills acquired in Drama10. The program will explore four Disciplines that communicate: movement, speech (radio), improvisation, acting, scripted work, audition pieces, performance art, and disciplines that enhance communication: theatre studies, (the performance critique), Technical theatre/design (makeup, set). Drama students should be willing to explore various dramatic disciplinesto determine their areas of strength. There are written components in Drama 20 which must be submitted for a passing grade. A final dramatic product that expresses each student's personal growth will be shared in a public setting.

DRAMA 30 [5 Credits] [Prerequisite Drama 20]

Drama 30 is an extension of both Drama 10 and Drama 20. The program addresses three Disciplines that communicate: speech, improvisation, acting and four disciplines that enhance communication: theatre studies, the script, the performance, the theatre, Technical theatre/design management, properties and sound, play writing, scenario, scene, the play. Directing (picturization, directional concept, composition). Students will explore the writing of the play and the preparation for staging a dramatic presentation. There are written components in Drama 30 which must be submitted for a passing grade. A local dramatic product that expresses each student's personal growth will be shared in a public setting.