Drama class is a 9-weeks course that is part of the regular connections rotation. The focus of the class is three major elements of acting: voice, movement, and creativity. Students will have a good time learning to express themselves through pantomime, improvisation, vocal activities, diction and accents, reader’s theater, character development, and introductory scene work. And of course there will be improv game days! Fun and learning at the same time…who can beat that?
Students in drama class are expected to follow my RAP expectations: Respect, Acknowledge, and Participate. Nobody is asked to be a great actor. But all students are expected to participate, acknowledge others when they are participating, and above all be respectful of everyone in the class. Getting up in front of your peers is really “putting yourself out there,” and I make sure that drama class is a safe place where nobody will be embarrassed by anyone else in the class.The Patriot Players
7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity to audition into Advanced Drama, a connections course which is more performance-based. Auditions for these courses are held in the spring of the previous year (for example, 6th graders will audition in the spring of their 6th grade year to be in 7th grade Advanced Drama). Typically, the 7th graders perform one act comedies, and the 8th graders perform one large-scale production. Both classes perform other times throughout the year, for example in Fine Arts Night and the Patriot Day Ceremony. For more information, contact Mrs. Evelyn Cummo, firstname.lastname@example.org