Theatre

Theatre 1
Course #: FA701SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

This course presents basic theater terminology, stage orientation, and techniques of acting. The primary focus is on becoming comfortable on stage as we create and perform, using a variety of acting assignments. The class explores script and character analysis, acting as reacting, drama critique, and fundamentals of improvisation. The culmination of the class is a monologue presentation. Students will explore all aspects of the Ridgeview Theatres, and be familiar with their use and operation.

Theatre 2
Course #: FA702SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Introduction to Theatre 1

This course continues training started in the Intro. to Theatre 1 Class, with even more emphasis on the techniques of acting – believability, voice projection, diction, body language, reaction and improvisation. This class will also be involved in all aspects of the theatre productions, using class time to work hands-on with technical play production. An evening performance of scenes, presented in the Black Box Theater, will be the final project for this class.

Drama Improv
Course #: FA706SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

Improvisation, or simply Improv, is another acting technique based on character development and playing games individually, in pairs and in small teams. The student actor will be called upon to act on the spot without a script and create a scene with suggestions from the audience. This is not for the faint of heart and only those committed young actors willing to stretch their talents should enroll. There will be a performance at the end of the term before an audience and the student actor must participate.

Advanced Theatre and Stagecraft
Course #: FA703SSA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/ SA (Repeatable)

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Introduction to Theatre 1 or teacher approval

This course allows students of acting to hone their skills in a
class where everyone already has a working knowledge of the
theater. Each student will be responsible for a part of the current
production’s behind-the-scenes aspects, including building sets,
positioning lights, working the stage for school and community
events, and helping in all aspects of play production. They
will also be a part of the Ridgeview Thespian troupe, and
work toward a production of one act plays to do at school and
competitions.