• Theatre

  • Theatre Arts I

    This course is an introduction to the high school theater program. Basic acting techniques, technical theater, and the fundamentals of play production are taught. The course also includes dramatic interpretation, the training of the speaking voice, the study of stage diction, and an exploration of theatrical history.

Michael Davison
Theatre
 

  • Theatre Arts II

    Prerequisite: Theatre Arts I (1 credit) This course is for the student who wishes to explore further his/her study of theater. It is a continuation of Theater I, stressing basic production and acting techniques, technical theater, dramatic literature, and theater history.

Michael Davison
Theatre
 

  • Theatre Arts III

    Prerequisite: Theatre Arts II (1 credit) Students in this course will study technical theater, play production, and various forms of programming. Special emphasis is given to acting techniques. The study of great actors and playwrights and their contributions to the World Theater is explored. Students are expected to become involved in some play productions during the year.

Michael Davison
Theatre
 

  • Theatre Arts IV

    Prerequisite: Theatre Arts III (1 credit) This course is also geared to production and is designed for the student interested in a concentrated study of all phases of theater. Participation in production is expected. Styles of acting will be studied with emphasis placed on the psychological aspect of performance.

Michael Davison
Theatre
 

  • Techical Theatre I

    Prerequisite: An application may be required Fundamentals of stage design, set and property construction, as well as the principles of stage lighting and sound will be taught in this course. Stage production is an integral part of this class. Thus, each student will be required to attend play rehearsals and serve on production crews outside of class.

Norv Sykes
Theatre
 

  • Technical Theatre II, III, IV

    Prerequisite: Technical Theater I (1 credit) and teacher or counselor approval and an application may be required. This course is an advanced exploration of all areas of technical theater. Topics will include set design, set construction, lighting, sound, properties, costuming, and special effects. Students will study stage management, exploring various forms of leadership skills. Students will be required to attend play rehearsals and serve on production crews outside of class. This course may not be offered at all campuses.

Norv Sykes
Theatre
 

  • Theatre Production I H

    Prerequisite: Theater Arts (1 credit) and audition or recommendation of instructor Students enrolled in this course will continue their theatrical study for their own enrichment and will explore the relevance of theater-related activities to everyday living. Emphasis will be placed on strengthening the individual's self-concept through the study of various acting techniques, technical theater, play production, voice, acting, performance, movement, and drama as literature. Although encompassing the same performance expectations as the regular theater production course, this class has an added emphasis on research and individualized study, leading to the development of comprehensive individual theatrical skills. Requires a contract for completion of course requirements in order to receive honors credit.

Michael Davison
Theatre
 
Norv Sykes
Theatre
 

  • Theatre Production II H

    Prerequisite: Theater Production I and III and audition or recommendation of instructor This course is an advanced exploration of theater. Students enrolled in this course will continue their theatrical study for their own enrichment and will explore the possibilities of a career in some phase of theater. Emphasis will be placed on performance techniques and the auditioning process. Other topics will include technical theater, play production, voice, acting, movement, and drama as literature. Although encompassing the same performance expectations as the regular theater production course, this class has an added emphasis on research and individualized study, leading to the development of comprehensive individual theatrical skills. Requires a contract for completion of course requirements in order to receive honors credit.

Michael Davison
Theatre
 
Norv Sykes
Theatre
 

  • Musical Theatre I

    (Prerequisite: One credit in two of the following: Theatre, Choir, or Dance (ex, Theatre I and Dance I, or Theatre I and Choir, or Theatre I and Theatre II), and Audition/Instructor Approval.) Musical Theatre I will expose students to a wide range of on-stage performance disciplines, including acting performance, vocal performance, and dance performance. The course will enable students to study and perform the varied styles of musical theatre with special attention to the principles of stage movement, stage vocal technique, stage choreography, acting, characterization, and other aspects of a musical production.

Michael Davison
Theatre
 

  • Musical Theatre II

    (Prerequisite: Musical Theatre I and Audition/Instructor Approval) Musical Theatre II will continue to expose students to a wide range of on-stage performance disciplines, including acting performance, vocal performance, and dance performance. The course will enable students to study and perform the varied styles of musical theatre with special attention to the principles of stage movement, stage vocal technique, stage choreography, acting, characterization, and other aspects of a musical production.

Michael Davison
Theatre