Fees: Entry fee to each Skyline Drama Production (unless involved in the production)

Learning Recommendations: Willingness to perform and present in front of peers during class is imperative.

General Description: This class explores a wide variety of areas that make up theatre. While the focus of the course is on acting and performance, its principles/techniques, the course also examines related topics including improvisation, theatre history, directing, design, theatrical traditions, the international phonetic alphabet/accents, and ensemble building.  It is mandatory that each student attends each Skyline Drama Production once as part of this class, unless they are involved in the Skyline Drama Production.

Content:

  • A Performer’s Warm-Up
  • Acting
  • Improvisation
  • Theatre History, both Eastern and Western Traditions
  • Directing
  • Design
  • Voice
  • Movement

Strategies:

  • Performance of scenes and monologues
  • Improvisation exercises
  • Vocal exercises
  • Group and partner work
  • Lecture
  • Project-based learning