Course Offerings

Current 2020-2021 School Year Course Offerings

These are the classes that I will be teaching, this year – at this moment. Please, if you have any questions, feel free to click the button to the right to send me an email.

Course Name: Dramatic Writing for Stage, Film & TV 

Term: Year 
Description:Dramatic Writing for Stage, Film, & TV is a participation/project-based course designed to provide students with opportunities to explore the professional writing process including the writing life, multi-genre writing, script writing, and pitching to studios/networks.  This course is also accepted by the USG as a 4th ELA requirement and automatically counts as two transcript credits (Fine Arts elective & ELA.)

Course Name: Fundamentals of Theatre I

Term: Semester (Spring 2021)
Grade: 9 – 12 Prerequisites: None
Description: This introductory course is an exploration of theatre as an artistic form that focuses on the appreciation
and value of theatre in society. It is the perfect place for beginning students to start learning about Theatre and is a
prerequisite to several other Theatre courses. This course is only a semester-long offering this school year.

 

Course Name: Acting 1

Term: Year
Grade: 9 – 12 
Description: This is a year-long introduction to acting class. Beginning actors will be exposed to several different
performance styles and methods which will improve their performance skills. This course uses theatre to encourage
cooperative learning, teamwork, organization, and leadership skills. Theatre’s forte is in the emotional arena, where
participants are able to not only express emotion in a safe environment, but more pertinently, able to learn how to
calibrate their emotional responses to various stimuli. The class allows all students the opportunity to perform on a
regular basis. Students will be required to write critiques based on actual productions seen outside of class.*

Course Name: Acting 2

Term: Year
Grade: 10 – 12
Description: This year long course delves further into the techniques of acting through the introduction of particular
schools of thought associated with the control of voice and movement for effective character development. Using
these techniques, the student then explores the style of realism and examines the artists associated with that
movement and their methods of instruction. Through this framework the students begin to master specific period
styles through research and implementation of the restrictions and demands found in a specific style. The course
culminates in a peer reviewed performance which offers the opportunities to audition, build, and critique theatrical
productions in the classroom setting. The course is designed for any student wishing to hone their acting skills in
an effort to broaden the range possibilities for performance. Students will be required to write critiques based on actual
productions seen outside of class.*

Course Name: Acting 3

Term: Year
Grade: 11 – 12
Description:The focus of this year long course is to prepare students for a multitude of audition opportunities. This
course is aimed at students that wish to pursue a heightened level of theatrical studies. Students will learn about the
business of acting, personal marketing, and the importance of versatility in their audition repertoire. At the end of the
course the student will have knowledge of contemporary self-marketing and monologues to use in auditions for
colleges, conservatories, community, academic, or professional theatre. Students will be required to write critiques
based on actual productions seen outside of class. *

Course Name: Advanced Drama 1

Term: Year
Grade: 9 – 12
Prerequisite: Audition
Description: This year long course focuses on the artistic, technical, managerial, and financial elements of a dramatic
production. Students will assume positions of responsibility on selected productions throughout the year and will have
an opportunity to participate in several types of artistic situations. Students will be required to take part in production s
generated by the class, including performance competitions outside of class.*

Course Name: Advanced Drama 2

Term: Year
Grade: 10– 12 
Prerequisite: Audition
Description:This year long course is an intermediate study of the artistic, technical, managerial, and financial
elements of a dramatic production. Students will assume positions of responsibility on selected productions throughout
the year and will have an opportunity to participate in several types of artistic situations. This is a course for a student
taking Advanced Drama for the 2nd time. Students will be required to take part in productions generated by the class,
including performance competitions outside of class.*

Course Name: Advanced Drama 3

Term: Year
Grade: 11– 12 
Prerequisite: Audition
Description:This year long course is an intermediate study of the artistic, technical, managerial, and financial elements of a
dramatic production. Students will assume positions of responsibility on selected productions throughout the year and
will have an opportunity to participate in several types of artistic situations. This is a course for a student taking
Advanced Drama for the 3rd time. Students will be required to take part in productions generated by the class,
including performance competitions outside of class. *

Course Name: Tech Theatre 1

Term: Year
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisites: None
Description: A year-long class for the student who wishes to gain practical experience in lighting, sound, set
construction, makeup, costuming, & stage management. This course will explore the fundamentals of play production,
encompassing a range of activities from designing to constructing scenery for school productions. 

Course Name: Tech Theatre 2

Term: Year
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisites: Tech Theatre 1
Description:This course continues to advance the experience in lighting, sound, set
construction, makeup, costuming, and stage management as well as exploring the fundamentals of play production,
encompassing a range of activities from designing to constructing scenery for school productions.