Acting I/II/III, Performance Seminar, Musical Theatre Workshop & Advanced Musical Theatre
This is the gateway class for all other classes offered in the Drama Department. It is a great way to interact with a wide range of students. Acting I introduces the student to basic acting through character analysis, script analysis and improvisation. We also explore theatre history and what it means to a modern day actor. This course is recommended for all students.
Acting II explores the art of the actor through scene study. Students will work on two person scenes, monologues, and scenes created through the use of theatre games and improvisation. This is a great class for honing performance.
This course is designed to introduce the art of the Director to advanced drama students. Students will read and analyze a script in a group setting and then direct fellow students in two-person scenes. This class will also explore audition techniques for college programs and professional work in the field of acting and introduce the skill of stage combat. Class may be repeated for credit.
This course is designed to focus the students’ acting skills through in-depth study of a single script. In past years this class has used Shakespeare and the ancient Greeks as source material. This class has also used contemporary plays as well. The student will participate in casting, rehearsing, building and acting in a workshop performance of major play. Teamwork is the soul of the class. Class may be repeated for credit.
Musical Theater Workshop
A class devised for students whose interest in the theatrical arts tends to be towards that truly American contribution to the world theater: The Musical. This class will study musical theater by creating, casting, and performing a Broadway Review. The focus of this class is on singing and dancing and working together in a large group.
Advanced Musical Theater
This class is for students who want to continue to study musical theatre. These students should be ready to assume leadership roles in the class and on stage. This class is mixed with Musical Theatre Workshop and may be repeated for credit.