Drama Academy: A Three Year Sequence The Drama Academy is an opportunity for students to explore both the performance and technical side of theater. In addition to many other activities and courses, you will perform, write, and direct for stage. Drama: Performance Grade 10: Fall: Literature in Performance • Read and examine dramatic works of literature for aspects of performance (character development, scenic design, costuming, etc…) Spring: Musical Theatre • A study of the origin of Broadway through the composers, writers, and performers who made it famous. Grade 11: Fall: Drama in Film • Learn the differences between acting for stage and screen while analyzing film versions of stage shows. Gain a working knowledge of the audition process Spring: Stage Movement • Learn through observing and practice about movement in performance. The course will also focus on choreography and stage fighting. Drama: Performance Grade 12: Fall: Improvisation • Learn to perform with no script or direction. Think spontaneously and improve focus and concentration while improving stage presence. Fall: Acting • Study various methods and approaches to acting both in theory and in practice. Spring: Dramatic Writing • Begin the process of writing for theater by creating monologues, short skits, and longer works. Spring: Directing for Stage • Learn how to stage plays based on information provided in scripts. Hone your artistic vision to transfer words from the page to the stage. SHREK the Musical In the Heights Monologue Workshop Mask-Making Technical Theatre The Technical Theatre component will work in conjuction with the performance classes while focusing on the workings behind the scenes. You will work on set design, scenery, sound, lighting,costuming, and publicity.