The main goal of the Theatre Program is to build self-esteem, cultural awareness, cooperative teamwork, and performance skills through participation in classroom scene work, community performances and fully produced theatrical productions. Students build a portfolio of work as they create characters and bring them to life on stage. Students start with a basic definition for acting: Acting is living truthfully under imaginary circumstances. From there they build characters from the ground up using their own experiences and emotions to create reality on stage
Stagecraft provides the student with the opportunity to experience, understand, analyze and create all aspects of technical theatre production. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing skills needed by crew members in play production. This class will take students from script analysis, through research, conceptualization, planning, and technical production techniques. Areas specifically covered will include scenic design and construction, stage lighting, sound design, property building, stage make-up, costuming and public relations.