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Theatre II

As we continue in Upper School, Theatre II students study more advanced improvisation and continue their studies of the history of theatre, including the Restoration, American and Asian Theatre eras. Students explore acting technique by performing in a scene written by one of the American playwrights the students have studied. Through pair acting, directing and designing, the students practice peer review and are able to constructively assess their own and other’s work.

Students practice:

  • Responding to, analyzing, and critiquing theatrical experiences.
  • Participating in improvisational activities, demonstrating an understanding of text, subtext, and context.
  • Applying their initial understandings of the elements of characterization, including vocal expression, gesture, facial expression, and timing.
  • Demonstrating their creativity and imaginative storytelling techniques through writing and acting out monologues and/or short scenes.
  • Developing collaboration skills through pair-acting, peer review, constructive feedback, and directing others.
  • Practicing adaptive learning and problem solving through improvisation and scene work.
  • Conducting basic research skills towards text analysis.
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