THR-100 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE
This course guides the beginning theatre student to explore the world of the Theatre through its history, professions and stagecraft. Students will learn about the types of drama, setting the stage, job responsibilities in the theatre and characterization through costumes and makeup. This course guides the beginning theatre student through a series of experiences in stage movement, voice projection and acting exercises. Students will be encouraged to see theatrical productions during the year and to participate in at least one production in the after school program sponsored by the Take II Drama Club. “At end of this course, students will be assessed for promotion to THR-200 INTERMEDIATE THEATER through a memorized monologue assignment. Prerequisite: Open to 9th and 10th graders.
THR-200 INTERMEDIATE THEATRE IMPROV, PLAYMAKING AND STAGECRAFT
This course is designed for previously trained actors in 9th, 10th and 11th grade with instructor approval. This course is a comprehensive examination of theatre with an emphasis on scene study, script analysis and beginning design for stage lighting, sound and set construction. Students will create several design projects in each of these arenas. Students will analyze scripts and other theatrical literature in order to enhance advanced acting skills and utilize various methods of character development and dramatic form. Through play analysis students will learn how to design basic theatrical sets, lights, costume, make-up and publicity. Students are encouraged to participate in productions and activities sponsored by the Take II Drama Club. Prerequisite: Previous acting training or audition passed in THR-100 and course instructor recommendation.
THR-300 TECH THEATRE I
This course allows the student to explore character development and performance skills through exercises, monologues, role playing and scene analysis. Students will analyze scripts and other theatrical literature in order to enhance advanced acting skills and utilize various methods of character development and dramatic form. In addition, the student will study character motivation and demonstrate acting skills necessary to sustain a variety of character in ensemble pieces performed on stage. Finally, students will study various directorial techniques and direct scenes and short plays. Students are encouraged to participate in a least one theatrical production in after school season sponsored by the Take II Drama Club. Prerequisite: Audition passed in THR-200 and teacher recommendation.
THRA-100-400 ADVANCED THEATRE I, II, III
This course is designed for the student who is really interested in the arts and may have participated in community/regional theatre groups such as Possum Points, Second Stage and Clear Space. Prerequisite: a prescreening and auditioning process is required. Students who do not qualify for the advanced course will be enrolled in the appropriate Theatre course.