Theater B

Why This Class

As a parent, you want to help your student maximize their creativity and develop the self-confidence to step out and present themselves authentically, no matter who’s watching. This course helps by deepening your student’s appreciation for what makes great theater and expanding their skill set as a performer.

Mentors in this course begin by introducing students to the characteristics of world-class plays. Students then write a screenplay of their own and practice the foundational skills of great acting by performing a monologue. Students also prepare an audition for a musical theater role and create and record a short radio play. They wrap up the course by examining the impact of technology on theater over the past century and considering the link between theater and social leadership.

By completing this course, students increase their awareness of the role of theater in society today and become more comfortable as performers both on and off-stage. They are more eager—and better equipped—to participate in their local theater communities than ever before.

Overarching Questions

What genres of plays are there?

How do I write a play?

How did the advent of TV affect the theater?

How do I communicate with the audience?

How can participating in theater help me work with, relate to, and serve others?

Reading List

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Others provided by mentor

Course Details

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

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 3-4

Format: Live

Credits: 0.5