Theater is a truly collaborative art form in which playwrights, directors, designers, technicians, and performers come together to create something bigger than any one person could generate on their own. Our primary focus is on fostering a love of theater and developing strong collaboration skills and habits of mind while teaching discipline-specific skills and techniques with which to create powerful theatrical experiences.
In the Theater Arts Curriculum, students develop an understanding of theater as a collaborative art form and work to create a supportive, trusting, and cooperative ensemble. Through theater games and activities, students learn the importance of communication and problem-solving and grow more confident as collaborators and performers. In the afternoon program, students can elect to take technical theater and audition for our fall play and winter musical, applying the skills learned in class to produce main stage shows.
Theater courses in the Upper School range from technical theater and design to acting to costume design and construction. Focusing on theater as a collaborative art form where designers, playwrights, directors, and performers work together to bring their ideas to fruition, students hone and apply their skills while exploring a range of theatrical genres. The afternoon program complements the curriculum, giving students the ability to participate in three fully-realized productions, either from a technical theater or performance perspective.