Drama

Department Head: Ms. C. Couch
courtney.couch@sd41.bc.ca

DRAMA

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Ms. C. Couch courtney.couch@sd41.bc.ca

Theatre Company 10

Requires teacher’s recommendation. This course is offered outside the regular schedule. The goal of the class is to produce two or more challenging plays over the course of the academic year. Most students choose to perform in these productions. Past productions have included serious drama, comedy, satire, ensemble, social issues, parody, story theatre, dance-drama, musicals, and mask.

Occasionally students participate exclusively in technical aspects of production such as design, construction, lighting, publicity etc. All students are expected to make contributions to technical and administrative aspects of production. The course requires a high level of commitment.

Instruction, rehearsals, and crew calls are scheduled every week day from 3:30-5:30. Student performers should be available for at least three of those days. Several evening (7 PM) performances are scheduled throughout the year. Those involved exclusively in design or technical aspects may be required to work with a high degree of independence.

No prerequisites but experience preferred.     https://www.facebook.com/southdramadep

Theatre Company 11

Requires teacher’s recommendation. This course is offered outside the regular schedule. The goal of the class is to produce two or more challenging plays over the course of the academic year. Most students choose to perform in these productions. . Past productions have included serious drama, comedy, satire, ensemble, social issues, parody, story theatre, dance-drama, musicals, and mask.

Occasionally students participate exclusively in technical aspects of production such as design, construction, lighting, publicity etc. All students are expected to make contributions to technical and administrative aspects of production. The course requires a high level of commitment.

Instruction, rehearsals, and crew calls are scheduled every week day from 3:30-5:30. Student performers should be available for at least three of those days. Several evening (7 PM) performances are scheduled throughout the year. Those involved exclusively in design or technical aspects may be required to work with a high degree of independence.

No prerequisites but experience preferred.   https://www.facebook.com/southdramadep

 Theatre Company 12

Requires teacher’s recommendation. This course is offered outside the regular schedule. The goal of the class is to produce two or more challenging plays over the course of the academic year. Most students choose to perform in these productions. Past productions have included serious drama, comedy, satire, ensemble, social issues, parody, story theatre, dance-drama, musicals, and mask.

Occasionally students participate exclusively in technical aspects of production such as design, construction, lighting, publicity etc. All students are expected to make contributions to technical and administrative aspects of production. The course requires a high level of commitment.

Instruction, rehearsals, and crew calls are scheduled every week day from 3:30-5:30. Student performers should be available for at least three of those days. Several evening (7 PM) performances are scheduled throughout the year.  Those involved exclusively in design or technical aspects may be required to work with a high degree of independence.

No prerequisites but experience preferred.    https://www.facebook.com/southdramadep

 Drama 8

Drama 8 is an introductory course covering many aspects of drama both as a technique for discovery and exploration and as a performance art. Though students will have ample opportunity to develop a wide range of performances, Drama 8 is not a course in acting.

Through a variety of theatre games, exercises, group and individual projects, students will develop an understanding of the various forms of communication characteristic of the theatre.

Students will become acquainted with and begin to acquire the skills of effective communication within a dramatic context. Among others, these include: freeing the imagination, techniques of vocal and physical expression, co-operation in group work, aesthetic awareness, improvisation and analysis of scripts.

Daily warm-ups and exercises are designed to develop trust, respect for one’s self and others, self-confidence, spontaneity, commitment and concentration.

Open minded students with a generous attitude toward others and a willingness to enthusiastically participate generally find Drama 8 a positive and rewarding experience.

Drama 9

There is no prerequisite for Drama 9. This class reinforces and extends the attitudes, knowledge and skills offered in Drama 8 but with a greater emphasis on performance. Drama 9 provides more opportunity for performances both improvised and scripted. Wherever possible, students will have opportunity to share performances before invited audiences. Classes achieving at a superior level may have opportunity to offer evening performances, as well. Notwithstanding the increased focus on performance, drama is also a technique for exploration and discovery – and Drama 9 is not a course in acting.

Through a variety of theatre games, exercises, group and individual projects, students will develop an understanding of the various forms of communication characteristic of the theatre.

Students will become acquainted with and begin to acquire the skills of effective communication within a dramatic context. Among others, these include: freeing the imagination, techniques of vocal and physical expression, co-operation in group work, aesthetic awareness, mask, improvisation and analysis of scripts.

Daily warm-ups and exercises are designed to develop trust, respect for one’s self and others, self-confidence, spontaneity, commitment and concentration.

Open minded students with a generous attitude toward others and a willingness to enthusiastically participate generally find Drama 9 a positive and rewarding experience.

Drama 10

There is no prerequisite for Drama 10. This class reinforces and extends the attitudes, knowledge and skills offered in Drama 8/9 but with a greater emphasis on performance. Drama 9 provides more opportunity for performances both improvised and scripted. Wherever possible, students will have opportunity to share performances before invited audiences. Classes achieving at a superior level may have opportunity to offer evening performances, as well. Notwithstanding the increased focus on performance, drama is also a technique for exploration and discovery – and Drama 9 is not a course in acting.

Through a variety of theatre games, exercises, group and individual projects, students will develop an understanding of the various forms of communication characteristic of the theatre.

Students will become acquainted with and begin to acquire the skills of effective communication within a dramatic context. Among others, these include: freeing the imagination, techniques of vocal and physical expression, co-operation in group work, aesthetic awareness, mask, improvisation and analysis of scripts.

Daily warm-ups and exercises are designed to develop trust, respect for one’s self and others, self-confidence, spontaneity, commitment and concentration.

Open minded students with a generous attitude toward others and a willingness to enthusiastically participate generally find Drama 10 a positive and rewarding experience.

 Theatre Performance 11 / Acting 11

Focusing on drama as a performance art, it is expected that students will begin to acquire the attitudes, skills and knowledge necessary to work within a performance group, including teamwork, adaptability, mutual support and leadership. Furthermore, students will learn the interconnected roles of actor, director, and scriptwriter; they also will learn to work as a part of a larger theatre company, including production roles (design, technical and management).

The greater portion of the class will be devoted to rehearsal in preparation for public performances. Normally students can expect to be required to miss two full days over the course of the school year in order to accommodate intra-curricular performances. (Every effort will be made to avoid missing classes that have a heavy course load.)

Past productions have included serious drama, comedy, satire, ensemble, social issues, parody, story theatre, dance-drama and mask. Typically a class will rehearse and perform two or three shows over the course of the year. Depending on the disposition of the class, this may involve 10 – 20 performances.

The focus is on acting for theatre not acting for film and television. Open minded students with a generous attitude toward others and a willingness to work enthusiastically in a collaborative environment generally find the class a positive and rewarding experience. The course can be challenging and requires a high degree of commitment.

There is no prerequisite for Theatre Performance 11.  https://www.facebook.com/southdramadep

 Theatre Performance 12 / Acting 12

Focusing on drama as a performance art, it is expected that students will begin to acquire the attitudes, skills and knowledge necessary to work within a performance group, including teamwork, adaptability, mutual support and leadership. Furthermore, students will learn the interconnected roles of actor, director, and scriptwriter; they also will learn to work as a part of a larger theatre company, including production roles (design, technical and management).

The greater portion of the class will be devoted to rehearsal in preparation for public performances. Normally students can expect to be required to miss two full days over the course of the school year in order to accommodate intra-curricular performances. (Every effort will be made to avoid missing classes that have a heavy course load.)

Past productions have included serious drama, comedy, satire, ensemble, social issues, parody, story theatre, dance-drama and mask. Typically a class will rehearse and perform two or three shows over the course of the year. Depending on the disposition of the class, this may involve 10 – 20 performances.

The focus is on acting for theatre not acting for film and television. Open minded students with a generous attitude toward others and a willingness to work enthusiastically in a collaborative environment generally find the class a positive and rewarding experience. The course can be challenging and requires a high degree of commitment.

Prerequisites: Theatre Performance 11.   https://www.facebook.com/southdramadep