Drama 8 is a beginner’s dramatic course that allows a new high school student to hang up their academic hat at the door and melt into a world of imagination and exploration while learning the basic fundamentals of performance, theatre history, respect, and responsibility. It is in a dramatic course, that a student is able to learn valuable techniques in public speaking and delivery, and it is again in such course that a student will learn not only to work well in a cooperative learning environment without desks and chairs but will also become self-reliant and secure. This elective will provide students who have a theatrical edge the opportunity to begin on the path to their dreams, and a first chance at expressing oneself for the students who are approaching a dramatic course for the first time.
Welcome to Drama 9! For some this course is a reintroduction to the Dramatic Arts, and for others, it is a new dramatic experience, as they are entering the elective for the first time. This course is an experience like no other grade nine course, where students will be able to illustrate their creativity in one of the truest forms- performance! It is anticipated that the students will find comfort in this classroom with their peers, as they learn to perform and harness their dramatic skills.
Drama is a discipline that originates in the impulse to depict experiences, communicate an understanding of these experiences, and give them form and meaning. Drama 10 takes the level of confidence and creative thought gained in junior drama courses and employs it within a comprehensive use of previously acquired skills. This course is a creative dramatics course with an emphasis on personal and social development, concentration, trust and cooperation, all while covering the fundamentals of theatre, the elements of basic acting as well as preparing roles through simple character development.
DRAMA 11/12: ACTING
Acting is a physical form of emotion, a method of human interaction, and a moment in some one else’s shoes. Since the dawn of time, we have evolved to become expert storytellers, performers, and observers. In this course, I will be harnessing this innate desire to perform in the form of various acting techniques and exercises.
Students in this class will experience theatre and film in an open, safe, fun, and comfortable environment. The variety of performances within the course will provide each student with an array of dramatic experiences, stirring within them a formidable appreciation for the arts.
THEATRE PRODUCTION 9/10/11/12
To produce art is a gift that should be shared with many. In this course, students will work towards one greater good: bringing theatre to the community around us. Students will study the act of production and its various genres, and come together as a company to put forth a piece of art that we are proud to call ours while uniting our community in a creative way. From parody, to seasonal productions including Remembrance, Anti-Bullying, and winter spirit, students will be working on many mini-productions throughout the year. Students will also be studying the genre specific to their major spring production and will perform it for an audience whether it be virtual or physically present.
*As this course is a LINEAR class offered until June and a culmination of multiple grade levels, students will be working on the same material, and meeting 2-3 times per week in a blended fashion due to pandemic protocol.