Theatre is an art with roots that extend deeply into the human experience. In a time-honored tradition that stretches back to the first enacting storytellers, theatrical expression has enriched religious rite, voiced the concerns of individuals and society, and explored the frontiers of curiosity and creativity. From the need to communicate expressively, theatre has provided society with a unique way of examining its condition, its fears, hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Theatre provides students with intellectual, aesthetic, social, and technical proficiency. All MCPS students should have the opportunity to engage with and explore theatre:
The MCPS Theatre Curriculum is aligned to the National Core Fine Arts Standards and the Maryland Fine Arts Standards. These standards are sequential, build 21st century concepts and skills, and address the core competencies identified in the MCPS strategic framework.