We believe that theater teaches creativity not only through self-expression, but also through resourcefulness.
Falcon Theatre puts on two main-stage shows per academic year–a Fall Play and a Spring Musical. Students learn responsibility and the interdependence of all members of the production. They rely on each other not only to learn lines and blocking but also to run the sound board and the lighting, to manage set changes backstage, and to help each other when something goes wrong.
This course introduces students to the various areas of theatre including: acting, voice, movement, script analysis, and theatre history. It also provides students with a working vocabulary of theatre terminology, genres, and career opportunities. Coursework will progress from ensemble work and improvisation to scene work, staged readings, and monologues. Students are introduced to technical theatre and theatre design concepts through practical application.
This semester-long class is designed for students who are dedicated to learning about the rehearsal process and performance and who wish to participate in theatre productions. The students will understand that effort promotes achievement, develop a spirit of cooperation and positive self-esteem, experience enrichment through participation, respect individual and cultural differences, and continue to acquire stage presence and etiquette through directing, acting, producing, varied performance styles (comedy, performance art, interpretation), and technical theatre.