Contemporary Theatre

Department:
Credit:
0.5
CA/CELT
Length:
1 Semester
Grade Level (s):
9
10
11
12
  • Prerequisite/Corequisite (s):
    None

Contemporary Theatre covers a wide range of topics in the discipline of Theatre Arts. Students practice basic acting exercises in pantomime, improvisation, and scene work in order to learn the proper use of the body and voice when developing a role. They model these techniques by both composing and performing each other’s original short dialogues and scenes. They produce one play as a culminating activity in order to gain experience in the other areas of production in theatre arts. The course syllabus will be similar to the International Baccalaureate and will also include an individual study project that could range anywhere from designing costumes to directing a piece of theatre. The students will be studying the work of leading theorists and theatre practitioners such as Stanislavski, Brecht, Grotowski, Brook, and Boal.