Junior School Theatre
2021-2022 Course Offerings
Theatre Arts 6
This course is a performance-oriented course, designed to develop self-confidence and social skills. Students are exposed to the basic principles of voice improvement, public speaking, physical articulation and the play production process. This is an eighteen-week course and one half of Interrelated Arts.
Theatre Production 6
This is a full year class for sixth grade students interested in developing acting skills. Students will progress through various units of study designed to improve confidence, vocal quality, and physical characterization. There will be two play performances during the year. All work, rehearsals, and performances will be during the class period with no after school or evening commitments.
Theatre Production 7 & 8
Students will participate in the development and performance of several dramatizations during this full year course. Actors will construct, interpret, and portray characters from literature. Designers will create and construct sets, costumes, lighting, and sound necessary for performance. Most rehearsals will happen within the class time frame. However, after school rehearsals should be expected for additional preparation. Performances will be held during the class/school day with additional offerings of evening exhibitions.
Technical Theatre 7 & 8
In the proposed Technical Theater course students will learn the basics of construction and design in both set construction and costuming. The students will apply their understanding of these elements to design and construct sets and costumes for Theatre Production performances.
This class will require student to study the plays, time periods and vision of current Theatre Production performances and must be prepared to have discussions with directors of the shows. Students must demonstrate responsible and mature behavior in order to operate machinery related to this course. Tests demonstrating student understanding of the safe operation of equipment must be passed before any student is allowed to operate equipment.
Film Production 7 & 8
This course is an introduction to the Film Production Process. The grade is based on personal growth; improvement in film production skill is expected.
There are several opportunities for you to display multiple pieces during school events and submission to local, state, and national film festivals throughout the year. (Some film festivals include scholarship opportunities.)