Theatre Department

Theatre Director: Dr. Heidi A. Temple


2018 - 2019 Course Offerings

THEATRE 1 A/B 6926/6927 FA

0.5 credit per semester

Students gain an understanding of the entire process through which human behavior is translated into a written drama, produced as a play, and presented to an audience. The study of theatre aesthetics, history, and criticism is balanced with workshop training in acting and basic Theatre production skills. This course is the prerequisite for all other high school Theatre courses. (9-12 GR)

THEATRE 2 A/B 6928/6929 CM FA (AL)

0.5 credit per semester

Knowledge and skills learned in Theatre 1 are applied to production and performance. Students study script analysis, character development, performance skills and processes, and beginning technical production skills. Studying the aesthetics and history of the Theatre, reading plays, and attending plays provide a balanced framework for application of Theatre criticism. Writing and thinking skills are reinforced through journaling. Careers in acting and technical Theatre are discussed. This course may be repeated for credit. (10-12 GR)

Prerequisite: Theatre 1  

PLAY DIRECTING 6914

0.5 credit per semester

Students focus on the skills required in Theatre directing. Study centers on the director as interpretative and creative artist, selecting and casting the play, coordinating design functions, blocking the play, developing characterization, and rehearsing the play and developing an ensemble effect in performance. Through the study of various theories, students direct both traditional and experimental theatre forms as culminating productions. This course may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: Theatre 1 and 2 and approval of instructor