General Description: This class explores a wide variety of areas that make up theatre. While the focus of the course is on acting, its principles and techniques, the course also examines related topics including stagecraft, lighting, theatre history, stage makeup, costuming, direction, film, voice criticism, dramatic literature, and related careers.  It is mandatory that each student is in attendance once at each Skyline Drama Production as part of this class, unless they are involved in the Skyline Drama Production.


  • Acting
  • Stagecraft
  • Theatre history
  • Improvisation
  • Lighting
  • Script study
  • Voice
  • Costuming
  • Stage makeup


  • Performance of scenes and monologues
  • Improvisation exercises
  • Vocal exercises
  • Group and partner work
  • Labs

Equipment to be provided by Student:  Appropriate clothing for class involving painting, sawdust, etc.