Drama 10/11 (Mrs. Gloanec)

Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.  -Sue Monk Kidd

Welcome to Acting!

Over the semester we will be exploring a variety of acting styles and traditions, inspired by theatre practitioners and theorists from all over the world. I am very excited to learn what you already know, as well as what you are most eager to study.

This class will be very collaborative, and the most essential tools you will need to bring to each lesson are respect for yourself, your classmates, and your imagination and creativity. We are operating as a theatre company, so essentials include teamwork, listening, and awareness of each other and creating a safe classroom environment. That being said, this class will have many opportunities for fun and play, and I can’t wait to get started!

Course Objective

To work in collaboration with classmates to explore a variety of drama forms and acting styles. The study of theatre performance will facilitate personal imaginative growth and creative thinking. The telling of stories is a tradition spanning all cultures and time periods, and gives us the opportunity to explore and celebrate human experience and the dignity of human life.