This course serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of acting and play production and will offer exposure to a variety of dramatic texts.
The major emphasis in the classroom is the introduction of basic acting techniques, theatre criticism, improvisation, stage diction, and movement. Students will build specific skills used in developing characterization and analyzing scenes. Student actors will employ these skills in improvisational exercises and scene work. A general overview will be given of other facets of theatre including technical, design, and theatre history.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in various workshops, master classes, and theatre field trips.
Participation on some level, either as a cast or crew member, in the school productions is required.