Drama (Wed)

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Teacher: Amy Meyer
Date/Time: Wednesday - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Recommended Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Department: Fine Arts Electives
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th), Middle School (6th-8th)

2021-2022 Wednesday Drama class will focus on the art of acting!  The class will be structured so as to explore, expand and refine each student’s natural gifts!  We will spend time working on a array of vocal techniques, which will add variety and color to their speech, relaxation techniques, and physical awareness and movement. We will explore ways to achieve complex character development. During the fall semester students will be working on a Christmas Cabaret which will be performed at the end of the semester. The Cabaret will include optional musical theater selections. Students will be performing selections from a variety of shows which may include A Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful life, The Grinch, White Christmas, Elf, The Nutcracker, The Little Match Girl, The Nativity Story and more. The performance date/s will be announced before the start of class. I am hoping that we may have several additional opportunities to perform our Christmas show at a variety of venues.

During the spring semester we will be concentrating on the art of comedic acting.  Our spring show selection (TBA) will allow the students to explore the delicate craft of comedic timing.  This full performance will take place in April.  Some of the plays that are being considered for the spring play, are An Ideal Husband, The Play that Goes Wrong, Rumors, The Absolutely Insidious and Utterly Terrifying Truth About Cat Hair and others.  Auditions for the spring play will take place at the end of fall semester.  Students will be expected to study their lines over the Christmas break..

All students who enroll in the class will receive a speaking role or, in the case of the optional musical scenes, a vocal part, depending on their desire.  Each student will be expected to diligently work towards memorization of their scripts.  The course will emphasize the responsibility of all artists to maintain a respect for Biblical truth when participating or supporting the arts in our culture.   Scripts are altered if necessary, to insure appropriate content.  Extended Wednesday rehearsals (ending at 5:00-5:30) are common an expected as we prepare for performance.  

Please note that parental assistance is a crucial aspect of a successful drama production and therefore parents should expect to lend a hand!  Fund raising projects are anticipated

Cost: $385 per semester plus a supply fee of $50 per student, per semester, with a total of $435 due at beginning of each semester.  Sibling discount: 1/2 for siblings of full-pay students.

Scripts and the majority of props will be supplied.   Some costume piece will also be supplied with some items being the responsibility of the student.

An acting class will also be available on Mondays.  Any student taking both classes will receive a 15% discount on the Monday class tuition.