Drama

Teacher: Theresa Erskine
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Third through eighth grade classes participate in a drama production class one semester per year. The class meets weekly for an extended block of time on Wednesday afternoons. Plays are chosen for their relevance to that particular grade’s main lesson themes, and may be a reenactment of a fairy tale, legend, myth, Egyptian/Greek/Roman story, or Shakespearean saga. Students are assigned roles, and taught to develop their character through body movement and voice. Through script work, dialogue is explored and a play is produced for the school and parents. This is a process that allows the students to explore the elements of theatre for creative expression and deeper understanding of curriculum themes.