Drama

3rd – 12th Grade Drama 2020-2021

Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 PM 

Instructor: Janet Wrenn    wrennjanet@gmail.com

Class Tuition:  $450 per year or 10 equal installments of $45

Supply Fee: $80 per year, due at registration

The class supply fee pays for the following supplies: scripts, costumes, props, copies, programs and treats for class. Please be advised, it is customary for theatre students to purchase their own makeup, as we do not recommend sharing for safety reasons, especially eye makeup.

*NOTE: There is a minimum of 10 students required for this class to progress; maximum is 20.

Class Description: This class is for students with an interest in acting and public-speaking, with a focus on theatrical performance. Students will be introduced to basic theatre terminology, gain a knowledge of stage and audience etiquette, and develop performance skills, working on believable emotions through dialogue and character development. Students will work to hone vocal technique (projection, enunciation, diction, pacing, etc.) to make their performance the best it can be, as well as address improvisation and ad lib skills needed when performances don’t go exactly as planned. Through various games and exercises we will work on memorization skills, as well as teamwork and relationship-building, learning to assist cast members with lines, cues, etc. Students will also learn some confidence-building techniques which will help develop their public-speaking skills. We will also touch base on some small prop building and basic costuming. Students will be expected to work on memorization of scripts at home, as well as some performance skill tests and terminology quizzes throughout the semesters.

Students will have an opportunity to perform a small showcase at the end of the fall semester, as well as on a larger scale production for the end of the year. We will also take a field trip to Goodwill to learn how to put together a costume on a budget for the Spring Performance.