Welcome to Metro Players and the art of acting! This class will be structured to explore, expand and refine each student’s natural gifts! We will spend time working on an array of vocal techniques which will add variety and color to their speech, relaxation techniques, and physical awareness and movement. We will also explore ways to achieve complex character development. In 2023-2024 we will perform a theatrical production at the end of both semesters. Our fall show schedule is TBA. The show selection will be announced before classes start.
The spring production will take place at a date during the last 4 weeks of school. The precise date and show is TBA.
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. Students are also expected and encouraged to interact with each other in a respectful and supportive manner. Scripts will be altered, if necessary, to insure appropriate content. Cell phone and other electronic usage will be strictly limited during rehearsals.
Please note that Drama class ends at 4:30, sometimes going until 5:00 or 5:30 with prior notice. Extended rehearsals (ending at 9:00) are also scheduled several times during the semester to give the students ample time to prepare a fabulous production! These extended rehearsals also foster a camaraderie amongst the students, that is so important to a quality production and a positive student experience.
Enrollment is limited to 8th grade and above. This means that students should either be 14 or will turn 14 during the school year. Students who have already participated in one of Mrs Meyer's Drama or Competitive Speech classes may be exempt from the age requirement. NO ELECTRONICS ARE PERMITTED IN DRAMA CLASS.
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. Parents will also be expected to assist in classroom supervision as needed.
Cost: $395 per semester plus a supply fee of $80 per student, per semester, with a total of $475 due at beginning of each semester. Sibling discount: 50% off tuition for siblings of full-pay students. There is also a charge of $60 to be collected on the first day of the semester to cover student’s dinner and snacks during TECH week.
Scripts and the majority of props will be supplied. Most costume pieces will also be supplied with some items being the responsibility of the student.