The Prout School is proud to offer theatre classes as part of its arts curriculum. The study of theatre provides students with experiences that build confidence and gives students opportunities to be creative and collaborate with others. Involvement in theatre can expose students to other cultures, times, and literature while building and developing interpersonal skills.
Our auditorium is always a busy place, with classes in acting, technical theatre, foundations of theatre and musical theatre, as well as afterschool rehearsals and performances.
Three main stage productions are performed each academic year and rehearsals are coordinated with Prout sports schedules. So, participation in an athletic pursuit one season won't preclude a student from participating in the theatre program during his or her off seasons.
Vivian K. Humphrey is our Theatre Director.
Foundations of Theatre
- This class is designed to introduce students to the basics of theatre production and acting. The class will teach theatre vocabulary, understanding body language, vocal techniques and public speaking. Students will be exposed to different acting techniques and improvisation.
- The purpose of this course is to further a student's skills in drama as a literature, craft and performing art. This is a performance-based class. Major areas of study include scene study, monologues, acting exercises, character development, and script and character analysis.
Acting II Honors
- Students develop advanced characterization techniques in acting scenes, study theatre history through scene work, and become exposed to the different approaches to acting by studying several styles.
Musical Theatre I & II
- This class will explore the history of American Musical Theatre from 1910 through the present day. Different styles of music, dance and performance will be explored. Scenes and songs will be learned from each decade.
- In this class, students work independently and collaboratively on selected projects in the technical (backstage) areas of theatre. These are set construction, costumes, sound, lights, design work, etc. A wide range of projects allows students to work creatively. Teamwork, cooperation and dependability are stressed, and each student is expected to meet deadlines.
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