Drama (Theatre)

Faculty: Chris Gillespie

2019-2020 AUDITIONS for the Spring Musical  JANUARY 8 & 9

 

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based on the movie by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick.

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May 1, 2, 8 & 9

Co-workers Violet, Judy, and Doralee form a strong female trio through their dissatisfaction with workplace conditions and especially obnoxious office boss Franklin Hart, Jr. After fantasizing about making things better, the women work together to improve their situations.

Auditions: January 8 & 9, 2020

 

Courses of Study

Theatre Arts I (21400) Full year, one credit Grade(s): 9-12

Prerequisite: None

This course is an introduction to drama and theatre techniques, designed for the student who wishes to explore the various fields of drama and the theatre as a medium of communication. Participants learn basic acting techniques through pantomime, improvisation, and scene study. Voice improvement, problem solving abilities, play reading, and acting talents are practiced by working in groups. Activities include a study of the history of the theatre, technical aspects of theatre production, analyses of dramatic structures, and the design and production of a one-act play.

Theatre Arts II (21415) Full year, one credit Grade(s): 10-12

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I or permission of Theatre Arts Teacher, Mr. Chris Gillespie.

This course is designed to continue the study of dramatic techniques and performance skills gained in Theatre Arts I. Emphasis is on character development, make-up, costuming, acting theories, and stage techniques. Students write, produce, and perform shows and plays for various audiences. The study of the history of theatre continues. Out-of-class rehearsals may be necessary to complete these activities.

Theatre Arts III (21425) Full year, one credit Grade(s): 11-12

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts II or permission of Theatre Arts Teacher, Mr. Chris Gillespie.

This course is a dramatic arts workshop course requiring active participation in productions. Students experience the areas of study and production of a drama as members of a production company, culminating in a full-length production. Each student is required to complete two detailed projects related to class production work, including assignments in at least two of the following three categories: (1) performance; (2) production/directing, management, history, and research; or (3) design/lights, costumes, sets, and props. The study of the history of theatre continues. Out-of-class rehearsals may be necessary to complete these activities.

Advanced Theatre IV (21430) Full year, one credit Grade(s): 11-12

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts III or permission of Theatre Arts teacher, Mr. Chris Gillespie.

In Theatre Arts IV, students conceptualize and oversee the entire production process for several theatrical events. By directing, producing, and managing plays or shows, Theatre Arts IV students synthesize and apply all previously learned technical elements, acting and directing techniques, and group dynamic skills. Out-of-class rehearsals may be necessary to complete these activities.

Technical Theatre (21435) Full year, one credit Grade(s): 9-12

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I or permission of Theatre Arts Teacher, Mr. Chris Gillespie.

Students learn the basic elements of lighting, set construction, costume, make-up, and props by being actively engaged in providing the technical support for a variety of theatrical events each term. Each student is required to complete two detailed projects related to production needs in the areas of lighting, sets, costumes, make-up, or props. Some after school participation is necessary.

Schedule:

Periods Class
Period 1
Period 2 Theatre Arts III & IV
Period 3 Senior Project
Period 4 Theatre Arts I
Period 5 Theatre Arts II
Period 6
Period 7
Tech Theatre
Period 8
Warrior Period

 

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