Drama

Where art, performance, and technology collide

The drama program at Marist School is designed to offer a multi-level opportunity to study theater arts on the middle school level and then into high school.

It the department’s philosophy to offer every student a unique experience in theater for their own enjoyment as well as provide the serious student the opportunity to hone their skills in preparation for college or the professional world. Several theater graduates are majoring in theater in prestigious colleges across the country and have gone on to professional careers in the business.

In the first level of the course, the student has an opportunity to improve their skills at public speaking as well as the opportunity to participate in scene studies and scripted plays. From here, the student can advance from basic acting classes to a course that allows the student to direct a scene with the other students in the class.

Courses

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  • Drama A: Basic Drama (FA441: Grades 9-12)

    This one-term course is an introduction to the basic elements of acting and stagecraft. Scene studies, monologues, and improvisation are included.
  • Drama B: Intermediate Drama (FA442: Grades 10-12)

    This one-term course is a continued study of acting techniques through improvisation, stage movement, and character interpretation. Advanced scene studies are included.

    Prerequisite: Drama A
  • Drama C: Student Directing (FA443: Grade 12)

    This one-term course is designed for students with acting experience who are interested in receiving instruction in the fundamentals of directing and producing a dramatic production. The student director will assist the instructor.

    Prerequisites: Drama A and Drama B
  • Drama/Speech (FA416: Grades 7-9)

    This one-term course introduces students to drama, speech, and oral interpretation with emphasis on developing speaking abilities and gaining stage presence. Activities include public speaking, improvisation, role playing, and scene studies. Students perform individually and in groups.
  • Theater Production (FA445: Grades 9-12)

    This one-term course introduces the student to the specifics of technical theater production. Classwork is supplemented with practical experience producing the fall theater productions requiring participation in afternoon rehearsals and performances (late Sept. & early Nov.). The course covers the basics of audio engineering for musicals and audio editing, lighting technology and design, scenic construction and painting, and stage management. There are opportunities for students who are interested in performance as well as technical theater. This course is 30% lecture and 70% hands on experience.

Theater Director

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An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers