The Middle School theatre curriculum encourages students to think creatively and work collaboratively, while developing foundational skills. Students explore theatre history, including the dramatic traditions of Ancient Greece, and the theatre of various world cultures, such as Japan’s Kabuki Theatre. Participating in hands-on projects, students have the opportunity to express themselves artistically and gain practical understanding of the theatre. In-class exercises and improvisational activities are aimed at encouraging quick-thinking, fostering effective teamwork, and building confidence. Areas of dramatic study in the MS include, but are not limited to the following:
- Theatrical Monologues
- Scene Study / Character Analysis
- Stage Make-Up Application
- Theatrical Movement
- Acting for Film / On-Camera
- Devised Theatre
The Upper School drama program encourages students to become more experienced, thoughtful, and confident theatre practitioners through creative thinking, collaboration, and project work. Four levels of theatre coursework allow students to build a strong foundation in the performing arts and to grow within specific areas of interest. All theatre courses incorporate the study of theatre history, theatre theory, world theatre, and production roles. The Upper School fall play and winter musical provide extracurricular opportunities for students to participate in the theatre program.
More information about our course offerings can be found in the Upper School course catalog.