Classes Offered

Theatre Department Information

Department Chair:  David Peterson

Course Offerings  

Grade

 Classes Offered

9

Theatre I and II

Technical Theatre I, II

10

Theatre I, II, III

Technical Theatre I, II, III

11

Theatre I, II, III, IV

Theatre Production Ensemble (Encore)

Technical Theatre I, II, III

 

12

Theatre I, II, III, IV

Theatre Production Ensemble (Encore)

Technical Theatre I, II, III


Course Descriptions

Theatre I

Semester:  0.5 credit

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  None.

This course offers the opportunity for a variety of performance experiences, which may include the following: scene work, monologues, stage combat, improvisation, and pantomime. Major emphases of the class are on developing beginning acting skills and self esteem. It is suggested, but not required, the student take Theatre I in the fall and Theatre II in the spring.

Theatre II

Semester:  0.5 credit

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:   Theatre I

As a continuation of Theatre I, this course extends development of acting skills and self esteem. Course work may include the following: scene work, monologues, improvisation, play and character analysis, auditioning, musical theatre, and Shakespeare. Participation in play production is encouraged. It is suggested, but not required, that the student take Theatre I in the fall and Theatre II in the spring.

Theatre III

Year: 1.0 credit  

Grades: 10, 11, 12  

Prerequisite:  Theatre I and II and/or instructor's approval.

This course emphasizes the development of a higher level of acting skills. Course work may include the following: improvisation, play and character analysis, directing, theatre history, musical theatre, stage combat, and advanced acting techniques. Participation in play production is encouraged.

Theatre IV: Directing and Acting

Year: 1.0 credit

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite:  Theatre III and/or instructor's approval.

This class allows students to pursue the fundamentals of stage direction. Course work may include the following: directing and advanced acting, film directing, script and character analysis, and design concepts. Work outside of class time is expected for rehearsal and performances.

 

Theatre Production Ensemble - The Encore Players

Year: 1.0 credit

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Audition and/or application.

This audition-only course is for the advanced theatre student. Students will develop advanced production techniques. Play production is the core of this class. Students may be required to participate in the productions.

Technical Theatre I  

Semester:  0.5 credit

Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite:  None.

Materials Fee:  $30.00

This course offers for students the opportunity to participate in phases of stagecraft activities. Course work may include the following: scenery construction, stage lighting, make-up, sound, publicity, design, theatre organization management, and maintenance.


Technical Theatre II

Semester:   0.5 credit  

Grades: 9,  10, 11, 12  

Prerequisite:   Technical Theatre I and/or instructor's approval.

Materials Fee $30.00

This course offers the serious technical theatre student the opportunity to participate in the phases of technical theatre. Course work may include the following: advanced scene design, advanced lighting design, advanced sound design, stagecraft, publicity, make-up, costumes, theatre organization, and management. Students may be required to participate in after-school productions and assume crew responsibilities.

Technical Theatre III 

Year: 1.0 Credit

Prerequisite: Technical Theatre I and II and or instructor's approval.

Materials Fee: $30.00

Within this course students will learn and apply leadership and management skills related to the technical theatre field. Students will practically implement their previous technical theatre knowledge on realized educational productions and explore ways to find and create other opportunities that utilize their technical abilities both inside their school as well as the community.  Upon completion of this course, students should have the knowledge, skills, and materials needed to apply for jobs within a technical theatre career.  This course may require afterschool participation/leadership within the school production.