Theater A

Why This Class

Is your student a natural performer? Do they have a flair for the dramatic, or a desire to express themselves through acting, singing, or dance? If so, you want to encourage them to develop their talents. This course helps by giving your student an in-depth tour of the wonderful world of theater and showing them ways to get involved.

Mentors in this course meet weekly with students to guide them in practicing theater skills such as storytelling, miming, and singing. Along the way, students delve into the origins of drama, explore key periods of theater history, analyze and perform Shakespeare, and discover the many jobs available in theater. Students also learn how to choose spoken and musical audition pieces to prepare for theater opportunities in their local areas, and perform online productions in small groups.

Students emerge from this course with behind-the-scenes knowledge and a foundational skill set and that supports them in pursuing theater roles. They are more confident performers both on-stage and in real life.

Overarching Questions

How can I be a good storyteller?

How do I prepare for an audition or application for the theater?

How do I create a character with a puppet?

How can I share my talent and skills?

How can I represent myself well?

Reading List

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Others provided by mentor

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman) – 12th (Senior)

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 3-4

Format: Live

Credits: 0.5