Theater B

What are some of the different forms of theater and how can I develop the skills to participate?

4902372874_c48d6a1f98_zTheater has been called the ultimate art form. It combines speech, drama, art, music, movement, and special effects into one grand aesthetic whole. It is storytelling at it’s best! In this live, interactive fine arts course we’ll explore several different aspects of theater. You’ll learn how to analyze a script, develop playwriting skills, become a believable actor, and audition for a musical theater production. We’ll study radio drama, silent film, and how theatrical forms have evolved with the advent of new technologies. If you love theater, or just want to get a taste of what it’s like, jump aboard. This course is for you!

Course Framework

Unit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5Unit 6Unit 7
What makes a great play?How do I write a play?What skills do I need to develop to be a good actor?
What is musical theater and how can I participate?What is radio drama?How has technology affected the theater over the past century?How does theater relate to social leadership?
What are the characteristics of a great play?What is a hook?What are acting basics?What is the history of the American musical?What is a radio play?How did silent film and “the talkies” affect the theater?What social skills will I learn from being a cast member in an ensemble or a stage crew member?
What genres of plays are there?What is conflict and what are objectives and obstacles?How do I create a believable character?What are some of the most influential shows?How can I use sound to tell a story?How did the advent of TV affect the theater?How can participating in theater help me work with, relate to, and serve others?
How do I analyze a script?How can I create dynamic characters and dialogue?How can I make my acting realistic?How can I prepare for a musical theater audition in my community?How can I produce a good radio play?What is happening with theater and technology today?How have others used theater to make a difference in other’s lives?
What is readers theater and how do I read a play?How can I be creative and come up with ideas for my play?How do I communicate with the audience?How can I polish my radio play?How can I use technology in a theater project?How can I use my theater skills to serve in my community?

Texts and Materials Students Must Purchase

AuthorTitleRecommended ISBN
VariousReading PacketProvided by WA
Wilde, Oscar The Importance of Being Earnest9780486264783


  • Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman), 10th (Sophomore), 11th (Junior), 12th (Senior)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 3-4
  • Format: Live
  • Credits: 0.5
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