It's not who you are underneath; it's what you do that defines you.
About the Class
Based on the Basic Drama Projects textbook, this class offers engaging, challenging, creative, and fun projects that provide an introduction to theater basics. We do hands-on, action-packed assignments, such as improv and character development.
Success in this class will not necessarily lead to a starring role on Broadway or a career in costume design or sound engineering. Instead, it is a class where students can tap into their own creativity, gain self-confidence, and experience working collaboratively with others. Students will discover that working in the theater almost always means being part of a team.
This is a class where teamwork and dependability aren't just words - they are tools of the trade. The "language of theater" will help students develop a working vocabulary for the world of theater. As they gain a broader theater background, they will also develop other skills that have application to college and careers in and beyond the theater. They will learn to become a critical listener and viewer and a creative problem solver - qualities that will serve them well no matter where their future takes them.
What Is Covered
Begin with the Basics
Each chapter lasts about a week and the students' grades come from three categories: a performance/presentation, a written critique, and a test.