Foundations of Theater

In this introductory course, students will begin the year working on developing the actor’s process through warm-up exercises, rehearsal techniques and games, improvisation and scene work. Students will learn about specific script analysis tools and the design and production aspects of theater. Practical hands-on stagecraft is taught in the various theaters and theater-related spaces such as the scene shop and control booth. This course meets with the Foundations of Design/Tech Theater class, and it is meant to give students an overview of the major components of theater including acting, technical theater, public speaking, script analysis, improvisation and theater games. Students interested in taking more than one art class should reach out to the registrar or the Head of Performing Arts to discuss possible options. 

Two Term Course
This course is a prerequisite for students entering the Upper School Theater Program.
Open to Grade Levels: 9, 10