As we move into Upper School, Theatre I students continue to study advanced improvisation through in-class games, role playing, and various activities designed to challenge students’ on-stage comfort zones, build trust, and develop their performance skills. In this class, students begin studying theatre history. The students have the opportunity to explore the intersection of visual and performing arts through Ancient Greek mask making. Masks are then worn and presented through in-class scenes.
Students in Theatre I practice:
- Connecting theatrical traditions of cultures, such as those in Ancient Greece, Rome, Renaissance and Elizabethan Era.
- Participating in improvisational activities towards developing leadership, communication, collaboration and ensemble-thinking skills.
- Demonstrating their creativity and imaginative storytelling techniques through acting of short scenes.
- Practicing annotation and observational note-taking.