As part of our required curriculum, all sixth and seventh graders take a drama course that introduces them to the world of performance and theatre. Students study the basic physical components of theatrical and para-theatrical places, speaking in public, and character development through pantomime, music and improvisation. Lessons are brought to life through a combination of individual and group performances and are applied to realistic situations.
Extracurricular drama opportunities are available as well. The department stages two main stage productions and an Improv Throwdown annually. The musical, a highlight of the spring semester, gives students a true taste of life in theatre. Students run lights and sound equipment, serve on the crew backstage, try their hands as makeup artists, and discover the joys and challenges of live performance. Recent productions include Anything Goes and The SeussOdyssey.