• Theatre Department

  • Theatre I

    This course is an introduction to the high school theatre program. Basic acting techniques, technical theatre, and the fundamentals of play production are taught. The course also includes the training of the speaking voice, the study of stage diction, and an exploration of theatre history. Students will be required to read plays and/or see local productions.


    Theatre II

    This course is for the student who wishes to explore further his/her studies of theatre. It is a continuation of Theatre I, stressing basic production and acting techniques, technical theatre, dramatic literature, and theatre history. Students will be required to read plays and/or see local productions.


    Shepton Players

    This is offered by audition only and is unique to the Shepton campus. Players is an advanced theatre class for students that have a serious interest in the theatre and are considering a career in theatre. This is a “regulars” class and counts as Theatre I or Theatre II credit. Students will focus on advanced acting techniques. In addition, the class will put on a main stage Shepton theatre production. Students will be required to participate in some afternoon rehearsals and perform in the class production. Also, students will be required to read plays and/or see local productions.


    Technical Theatre I

    Fundamentals of stage design set and property construction, as well as the principles of stage lighting and sound will be taught in this course. Costuming and other technical aspects will be taught also. No outside of class commitment is required for Tech I. However, students will be required to read plays and/or see local productions.


    Technical Theatre II

    This course explores all areas of technical theatre. 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. Students will be required to read plays and/or see local productions.

Theatre Staff

Carmen McElwain
Theatre