Actor’s Studio

Prerequisite – Drama
1610 – 1/2 Unit

Students must take drama before they may enroll in actor’s studio. This course is one-half unit and lasts one semester. Students concentrate on acting and improving their communication skills. Students perform improvisation and theatre games, act with a partner, develop auditioning skills, write scenes/monologues, and improve voice and diction. Course may be repeated with approval of instructor for a maximum of one unit of credit. Additional repetitions will be considered independent study. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement.

Drama

Prerequisite – None
1450 – 1 Unit

Drama is a year-long elective which earns a full credit. The class is a mixed-grade level class with students from ninth to twelfth grade enrolled together. Students learn about theater, past and present; theater, onstage and backstage; and learn to understand and appreciate the theater process. Students participate in a variety of activities including improvisations, theater games, acting alone and with a partner, playwriting, casting, and directing. Students participating in drama may be required to buy additional props or uniforms to supplement those provided by the district. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement.

Repertory Theatre

Prerequisite – Drama, Actor’s Studio, Technical Theatre, and/or Teacher Recommendation
1550 – 1 Unit

This course is for juniors and seniors only. The troupe stages pro- ductions and workshops. Students produce, direct, adapt, write, teach, perform, and manage all facets of class productions. The prerequisites for this course may be taken concurrently or waived with teacher permission. Some after-school work is expected. Course may be repeated for credit. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement.

Repertory Theatre, Advanced

Prerequisite – Drama, Actor’s Studio, Technical Theatre and/or teacher recommendation
1555 – 1 Unit

This is a select, all-senior performing group. Interested drama students apply their junior year. This group tours and performs student-directed and student-written plays and sketches, and also stages major productions. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement.

Technical Theatre

Prerequisite – Drama or teacher recommendation
1582 – 1/2 Unit

In this one-semester class, students work independently on selected projects in the technical (backstage) areas of theatre. These are construction, makeup, costumes, sound, lights, publicity, design work, programs, videotaping, house management, etc. A wide range of projects allow students to work creatively. Teamwork, cooperation, and dependability are stressed, and each student is expected to meet deadlines. Some after-school work is expected. Course may be repeated with permission of teacher. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement.