U-High Theatre Classes
Technical Theatre (1 through 4) - NEW
Technical Theatre 1 will cover the basics of technical theatre including set design, set construction, costuming, prop design, light and sound design, theatre safety, stage management and technical running crew. Students will be involved in building and designing for U-Drama production as well as completing independent design projects. Technical Theatre 2, 3 and 4 will include higher level expectations and added responsibilities in project management.
Drama 1 is designed as a survey course and foundation to a variety of theatre knowledge in storytelling, movement, speech, vocal techniques, auditioning, monologue performance, improvisational acting, theatre production, theatre vocabulary and script analysis. All students are encouraged to enroll in Drama 1 regardless of previous theatre experience.
Students who successfully complete Drama 1 are encouraged to continue to Drama 2. The course explores theatre history and genres of acting including Greek Tragedy, Shakespeare, Farce, Sketch Comedy and Satire, and Modern Realism as well as theatre from a variety of cultures. Drama 2 moves at a faster pace and students will end the semester with a repertoire of scenes and monologues they can use in audition or competition.
Students who have mastered curriculum in either Drama 1 & 2 or Technical Theatre 1 & 2 are invited to take Directing. This course is designed as an internship, working hands-on with a current stage production, shadowing the director, and developing a vision for their own direction of a one act for the Winter One Act Festival in January. Requires after school availability and commitment in December & January.
Fall Production & Spring Production
Students cast in the fall or spring after school production can receive credit for their participation in the cast or stage management role. Requires audition.