Students enrolled in Theatre Arts classes will study Pantomime, Voice, Improvisation, Characterization, and Reading/Writing Scripts following a traditional plot order. They will examine formal and informal dramatic production and communication, and will learn to identify plot structure and themes within a dramatization scene by scene. Students will work collaboratively to research necessary technical work that goes into productions including costumes, set, props, sound, lighting, and structure/organization of all the elements, focusing on what impact these technical elements have on the production. They will also explore different historically and/or culturally significant forms of theatre and a wide range of modern applications for the art of acting beyond theatre, and will demonstrate appropriate theatre etiquette every time they function as an audience member, performer, or technician. The Theater Arts program is led by Ms. AJ Adams.
Ms. Adams also teaches Photography and Web Design to 8th grade students.