Drama & Theater

Drama 1, 2, 3, & 4

Welcome to Santa Teresa's Drama courses! In these classes, you will learn fundamental acting techniques and put them into practice for in-class performances.

We will explore the rich history of theater from various cultures around the world, including Europe, China, Japan, India, Africa, and Latin America, to broaden your understanding of the art form.

You will also practice improvisational theater games to develop your ability to think on your feet and sharpen your acting skills. We will focus on acting with your body and voice to create compelling characters and explore the differences between movie acting and stage acting.

This course is great for anyone looking to gain confidence performing in front of an audience, whether you are an aspiring actor or simply want to improve your presentation skills. It is a course series that you can take for all four years! Join us to become a better performer and learn how to captivate an audience!

If students enjoy Drama 1, then Drama 2-4 is an advanced-level course designed for students who are passionate about theater and want to take their acting skills to the next level. Students will have the opportunity to create two full theatrical performances each year, providing a comprehensive understanding of the entire production process, from script analysis to stage design, lighting, and sound.

Students will learn a range of advanced acting techniques, such as Method Acting, Stage Combat, Audition techniques, and more. They will also have the opportunity to explore the art of directing and develop their skills in directing full-length plays and one-acts. These productions will be performed after school for a paying audience, allowing students to gain valuable experience in producing and performing in a professional environment.

Drama 2-4 provides a unique opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of theater and to explore their creativity in a supportive and collaborative environment. Whether you want to pursue a career in theater or simply enjoy the art of acting, this course will provide you with the skills and experience you need to succeed.

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Technical Theater

Technical Theater is a hands-on class that offers an in-depth exploration of the technical aspects of theater production. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into creating a successful theatrical performance. Students will learn about theater lights, sound systems, and set design, as well as the technical skills required to operate and maintain them.

Students will have the opportunity to design and build sets, work with stage lighting, and learn how to operate and control sound systems. Through hands-on projects and assignments, students will develop practical skills in areas such as carpentry, painting, and stage rigging. They will also learn how to read and interpret technical drawings, diagrams, and blueprints.

Throughout the course, students will collaborate with other theater students, as well as actors and directors, to create a fully-realized theatrical production. They will work closely with the production team to develop their own designs for set and lighting, and then apply those designs to the production. At the end of the course, students will have gained valuable experience and skills that can be used in a variety of theater and technical production settings.

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