Dear Bigelow Parent,
Welcome to Bigelow’s drama program! All drama classes direct, perform, and write plays. As part of our studies, and in line with the national standards for drama, we also learn to evaluate dramatic performances.
Although we will be discussing how to behave at and critique a play in class, there’s no substitute for experience! So it is a requirement for students that over the course of the term they attend one dramatic performance. In addition to attending the performance, students must fill out the attached worksheet and include a program. All assignments are due 1 week after the performance.
Any theatrical performance, whether a play, a musical, a ballet, or improv, is fine. It can be the Royal Shakespeare Company or the Ward after school musical. Both Bigelow and Newton North put on terrific, inexpensive productions. For more help in choosing a play, look here.
If you are having trouble choosing a play, please let me know immediately and we’ll find something for your student to attend. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me, at Jaime_Alberts@newton.k12.m.us.