Length/Credits: 1 semester – 1 credit
Open to: Grades 9, 10, 11
Students gain an understanding of how play writers imaginatively express thought, feeling, moods and characters. They apply techniques involving voice, gesture, facial expression and body movement to reproduce the subtleties of language and voice inflection in conveying emotion and meaning.
Using knowledge gained through the study of technical theater and scripts, students focus on solving the problems faced by actors, directors and technicians.
Study also includes activities from a variety of historical and cultural contexts. Students develop critical thinking skills through studying examples of theater criticism followed by analyzing and evaluating live performance.
Career opportunities in the theater arts are also explored.