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Theatre Arts

Course Description:

Theatre Arts is organized into 4 levels, progressing from beginning through advanced levels, providing the opportunity for students to continue Theatre Arts education for up to 4 years. Each level of Theatre Arts will build upon the previous year. Theatre Arts combines the skills and attributes of theatre workshop, technical theatre, and theatre performance into one class. Students will learn verbal and nonverbal communication skills while working both independently and cohesively to problem solve. Students will have the opportunity to portray a variety of character types, and to explore many different styles of plays and acting, all while preparing for a wide variety of technical stage crew responsibilities. Students will explore various parts of Theatre History, Technical Theatre (light design, scenic design, prop making, costuming, & make-up), Performance (storytelling, monologues, acting, character exploration, and more), and have opportunities to direct in the advanced levels. Each school year, various opportunities may be offered to tour professional theaters, attend a performance, presentations by guest speakers or professionals in the field, and more. By exploring theatre arts both on and off stage, students will have a wider knowledge and appreciation of the creativity, self-discipline, and collaborative efforts that the course offers through acting, analyzing scripts and characters, and conceptualizing scenes and sets.

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