Theatre Arts (Beginning) IStudents employ improvisation, voice and diction, storytelling, acting practice in scenes and monologues, theatre history, play reading, and an introduction to script writing and technical theatre to gain foundational knowledge of theatre arts.CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Standard GRADE: 9-12Theatre Arts (Proficient) II Honors - FallThrough multiple acting assignments, including a play for children, students refine acting and design techniques. Students participate in a playwriting unit culminating in a two-person scene and utilize play reading to build on the historical timeline begun in Theatre I and informal research to support current productions.CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Honors GRADE: 10-12PREREQUISITE: 531521 - Theatre Arts (Beginning) ITheatre Arts Spcl (Proficient) Play Productions HonorsStudents continue their study of theatre arts through the production of a play or musical for public performance. Students explore acting technique through the audition, rehearsal, and performance process. They accomplish technical work relating to the specific production, including scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound. Students complete informal research inquiries relating to the production and careers in theatre, as well as continue play reading. They participate in a playwriting unit culminating in a two-person scene. Rehearsal time outside of class is required near performance time.CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Honors GRADE: 9-12PREREQUISITE: 531521 - Theatre Arts (Beginning) ITheatre Arts (Proficient) III Honors - SpringStudents continue to refine acting techniques through preparation of audition monologues, and public performances, including a play or musical. Informal research and play reading allow students to build on their knowledge of playwrights, directors, and designers. Students actively participate in various aspects of technical theatre, as well as a playwriting unit culminating in a three-person scene. Rehearsal time outside of class is required near performance time.CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Honors GRADE: 10-12PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Theatre I and one additional Theatre Arts classTheatre Arts (Advanced) IV Honors - SpringStudents utilize advanced acting techniques in preparation for a formal production and college or professional auditions. Students actively explore the roles of director, designer, dramaturg, and producer through work on a play or musical for public performance. They build on historical timelines by play reading. They participate in a playwriting unit culminating in a complete work. Rehearsal time outside of class is required near performance time.CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Honors GRADE: 11-12PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of three (3) Theatre Arts classes, including Theatre Arts III Honors.
Theatre Arts Spcl (Intermediate) Tech TheatreStudents explore various areas of technical theatre through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on learning. No previous experience in technical theatre is required. Students gain practical experience in set and prop design and construction; lighting design, rigging and board operation; costume design and construction; stage management; and directing. Students utilize play reading and informal research to support their design work. One in-class performance project is required.CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Standard GRADE: 9-12PREREQUISITE: 531521 - Theatre Arts (Beginning) ITheatre Arts Spcl (Intermediate) Tech PracticumThis course is for self-motivated students with some technical theatre experience. Students are responsible for design and operation of lights and sound for most productions and performances in the AHS Arts Theatre. Student technicians also complete research-based independent projects that further their knowledge and expertise in various areas of theatrical dramaturgy, design, and production. They complete one project involving acting. Time outside of school hours is required periodically.CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Standard GRADE: 10-12PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Theatre I and Theatre II, OR Theatre I and Technical Theatre