Theatre - Overview

The Theatre Department offers two areas of concentration: acting and theatre production.  The acting program consists of sequential course work that begins with self-exploration and improvisation before moving on to scene study, rehearsal and performance.  The emphasis of the program is on learning the craft of acting, not on performing in productions.  It is through working in Acting ensembles that the real education of actors occurs at the School.  Freshman and sophomores act only in studio and workshop performances.  “Main stage” and touring productions are limited to seniors.  The theatre production program consists of class work and practical work on stage productions.  Students learn basic skills then assume positions of responsibility on productions for the Theatre, Dance and Music Departments.

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