1 Semester Credit: .5 Grades 9-12 Prerequisite: None Graduation Requirement: Art
Introduction to performance tools including: concentration, movement, vocal and character development. Work with groups in warm-ups, pantomime, improvisation games and scenes, workshops and short scene performances. Each semester will have at least one final evening performance before an audience; several smaller performances will occur during the course before class members. Students will be required to write reflections on performances and character/scene analyses. Some class field trips may also be offered.
1 Semester Credit: .5 Grades 9-12 Prerequisite: Experience in high school drama or teacher permission Graduation Requirement: Art
This class will begin more intensive exposure to all aspects of theatre production, from acting to makeup, from lights and sound to set construction, as well as acting and directing. For our first class project all members of the class will be involved in production, crew, and technical aspects of our fall play. The semester final project will be a student run black box performance including monologues, advanced scene work and/or short plays. This class requires an extra-curricular commitment.
THEATER DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
1 Semester Credit: .5 Grades 9-12 Prerequisite: None Credit: .5 (This class can be repeated for additional credit.) Graduation Requirement: CTE and Art
Theater Design and Technology will introduce the student, both novice and experienced, to a practical approach to the technical and production aspects of musical theatre and drama. Students will learn the skills needed to construct scenery, hang and focus lighting instruments, implement a sound system, and scenic artistry, all in a variety of techniques. In conjunction with the Music and Drama Departments, students will take an active role in each of the major productions at GHHS. Additionally, students will be introduced to theatrical design, and will be given an opportunity to draft their own designs for scenery, costumes and/or lighting of a theatrical production. This class offers field trips to theatres and visits from professionals in the technical theater industry.