Drama (Mon)

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Teacher: Amy Meyer
Date/Time: Monday - 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Recommended Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Department: Fine Arts Electives
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th), Middle School (6th-8th)

The 2021-2022 Monday Drama class, Acting, Auditions and Public Presentations (AAP) will offer two tracks, providing the student with options. The primary track will focus on the art of acting and auditions.  The second track will allow the student to work on smooth presentations of other types of public performances. This class is an excellent choice for both the experienced performer and for the student who is uncertain about their desire to speak or perform in public.

Acting Track: In the acting track we will spend time working on storytelling, dramatic and comedic monologues and ensemble work, improvisation and extemporaneous speaking. Musical theater is optional but students who choose to do so may work on a musical theater performance. The acting track will be structured so as to explore, expand and refine each student’s natural gifts using relaxation technique, vocal techniques, which will add variety and color to their speech, and physical awareness and movement. We will explore different acting techniques such as method acting vs classical acting. An informal showcase performance will be presented at the end of year. Each student will be expected to diligently work towards memorization of their scripts. 

Students taking both the Monday and Wednesday drama class will receive a 15% discount on tuition for the Monday class.

Public Performance Track: This track will allow the student to work on smooth presentations of public performances, such a speech making, oral reports, ceremonial, demonstrative, informative, and persuasive speaking. Students in the public performance track will develop the same skills as the acting students and will work alongside them in the lessons, but their individual projects will differ. They will not be expected to perform in the informal end-of-year showcase, although that will be an option, if they choose to do so. This track differs from the Competitive Speech class in that the focus will be on presentation with only minimal emphasis given to the substance of the piece. Also, there is no performance or competition requirement. Each student will be expected to diligently work towards memorization of their chosen piece.

The course will emphasize the responsibility of all artists and persons in the public square to maintain a respect for Biblical truth when participating or supporting the arts in our culture.   

Cost: $380 per semester plus a supply fee of $25 per student, Total of $405 due at beginning of each semester. Sibling discount: 1/2 for siblings of full-pay students.

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