The first half of the semester focuses on one act plays and/or skits. Students have the opportunity to learn about both onstage and backstage jobs that go into the production of a performance. Skills taught include projection, articulation, character development, running light and sound equipment, set/scenery design, and props.
The second half of the semester focuses on improvisation as a communication tool. Students use listening, speaking, and problem solving skills as they work through a variety of improvisation games and activities.
The first half of the semester focuses on one act play or skits. In addition to production skills learned in our beginning theater class, students have more input on script selection and the design of costumes, set, scenery, lights, and sound.
The second half of the semester focuses on improvisation as a communication tool. Building upon skills learned in sixth grade, we continue to explore the need for listening, speaking, problem solving, and thinking in everyday conversation.