Drama is offered
as an option in school at the Grade 7, 8/9 and all High School levels. In
classes we explore the concepts surrounding self and performance and work to
build knowledge and appreciation of Drama, performance and theatre as
an art form. Our courses are broken down into units of Orientation, Movement,
Speech, Acting and Improvisation, Technical Theatre and Theatre Studies.
For High School and year-long Junior High classes there is also a field trip to
Vertigo Theatre to experience a live theatre performance at the professional
Drama Club is an
extra-curricular organization that begins in January and ends with two evening
performances in May. All students from grades seven to twelve are
invited to audition, regardless of whether they are enrolled in Drama classes
or not. In January there will be announcements made for a meeting to
gauge interest, explain the audition process and rehearsal schedule, commitment
and expectations, as well as to introduce students to the club and to this year's
directors, Mrs. Sawyer, Mrs. Becket and Mrs. Normandeau. Rehearsals will
be held after school on Mondays and Wednesdays to begin, with additional days
and times being added closer to the performance date.
Students who wish to participate in Drama Club, but do not wish to be on stage
also have the opportunity to help out with lights, sound, props or other
technical aspects of the production and are encouraged to attend the initial
meeting in January as well.