Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade
Students continue to develop understanding and skills in Dramatic Arts through engagement in creative theatrical play. Students work on key performance skills, with attention to voice and projection, movement, physical gesture, scene study, and character development. Students engage in theatrical games, often improvised, to develop spontaneity and advanced collaborative skills. Students in Drama class are introduced to Shakespeare, his life and times, the plays and Elizabethan theater in general. Class work and effort directly supports a culminating student showcase in the Spring featuring an adaptation of a play by Shakespeare.