Intro to Theatre
If you have never participated in a theatre arts class and want to explore all the areas that theatre has to offer, this is the class. Throughout the course, we will take a brief look into everything theatre including theatre history, cultural challenges, social change, costuming, stage design and construction, lighting and sound, and many other areas. This course is designed to give every student a taste of the complete theatre world. This is the entry level course to the theatre program recommended for those who have never experienced theatre classes, or attended live theatre events.
Want to improve your people skills and communication skills? Want to understand others? Want to explore your acting skills? Do you want to look at the world differently? Theatre 1 (Acting 1) will explore the essentials of acting for the stage and life, including “How to get the part” on the stage in the job market. Students have a safe environment to work with scripts and creating characters for the stage and how they apply to real-life. Students will study theatre history, explore realistic acting styles and scenes, improvisation and play theatre games and sports throughout the course. Students will become active viewers and participants in theatre.
Students will learn through an interactive, hands-on, performance approach, explore methods of acting in the classical and realistic methods, and explore the variety of audition techniques and resume' construction. Students will read, discuss, and perform from many eras of theatre, and the class will explore a variety of audition techniques. Emphasis will be on creating believable characters and honoring the script and playwright, while exploring character development. Students will be developing ensembles, duos and monologues throughout this course and have opportunity to prepare for regional and state acting competitions and for college auditions. In addition, participants may be studying musical theatre and may be working with local professional actors, in a master class structure, at least once during this course.
Theater Ensemble is a two-semester advanced acting and applied arts course which looks at the world of theater from a production standpoint. Students will learn to produce a variety of theatre products from both an acting and operational standpoint. Theatre Ensemble is a hands-on course that has something for everyone and is designed to highlight students’ strengths and improve weaknesses, plus provide them an opportunity to prepare audition materials and technical production materials for college and interscholastic auditions and competitions. This course is connected with PCC Theatre Arts department for a Dual Credit as TA141.
SL - IB
The aim of this program in theatre is to help students understand the nature of theatre; to understand it by making it as well as by studying it; to understand it not only with their minds but with their senses and emotions; to understand the forms it takes in other cultures in addition to their own. This course will provide students with an opportunity to direct, design, create, write, as well as act. This course may be used as the capstone class for the Theatre Arts Career Academy endorsement. Independent work is expected. In order to reach the SL Level of IB Theatre, a student must participate in IB Theatre for 2 consecutive years (4 semesters).