DRAMATIC ARTS COURSES
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"WE MUST ALL DO THEATER, TO FIND OUT WHO WE ARE, AND TO DISCOVER WHO WE COULD BECOME"-AUGUSTO BOAL
This course is designed to provide an introductory experience into live theater and the dramatic arts. Its intent is to familiarize students with basic acting techniques as well as the origin and evolution of theater through the study of plays, improvisation, pantomime, ensemble building, characterization, various acting methodologies and scene study. Over the course of the semester, students will gain a deeper appreciation for the world of theater, the importance of collaboration, the power of live performance, the process of the actor and the art of the playwright. Through exploration, performance and critique, students will begin to understand the many ways theater has and continues to impact and reflect our societies and humanity as a whole.
This course is designed to expound and build upon the acting techniques and course material introduced in Drama One. Its intent is to familiarize students with intermediate acting skills, as well as the origin and evolution of American theatre through the examination of the birth of Broadway, Musicals, Method Acting, Meisner, Viewpoints, and contemporary trends in American & European theatre companies. Attention will be given to playwriting, the ensemble, casting by type, acting for film, choreography, devised theatre, the power of technology in performance, and improvisation- as it relates to 'truthfulness' on the stage. Over the course of the semester, students will explore and participate in the various aspects of a theatrical production, from the performance to marketing.
Gr. 10-12 LA 402 F/S
Prerequisite: Drama 1 or 2 or Mrs. Foulke's approval to audition. Auditioning does not guarantee placement in the class.
This course is designed for the serious drama student who would like to explore advanced acting methodologies in the creation of complex characters for the stage and film. Students who are interested in theater making, acting, or directing on the collegiate or professional level should register for this course. Upon the completion of performance assessments, this course will allow for the modification of assignments and course content to best serve the interests, personal objective plans and current skill level of the advanced drama student. Depending on the semester, students will prepare and perform in a production, or create, rehearse and execute a piece of original theatre on a topic approved by Mrs. Foulke. Additionally, advanced drama students are invited to participate and compete in Thescon, the International Thespian Society state theatre conference. Students may repeat the course and receive elective credit. Auditions are held in April for the Fall semester and December for the Spring semester. Auditions may be submitted electronically.
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