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, and script analysis.  The aim of the course is to prepare students to implement and perform in the Ten-Minute Playfest which is a public production at the end of the spring term. 

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