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Essential Theater

Grade: 9

Subject Area/Course Credit: Creative Arts, 1 credit

Prerequisite: None

Theater is an introductory course designed to give students a sampling of what the theater has to offer. The course covers both work on stage and backstage. Students are exposed to acting and to the history of theater through scripted work and improvisation. Through readings, workshops and games students learn how theater has different styles and how these styles require different acting techniques. The course involves individual and group work. At the end of the course students perform for a live audience to apply the skills and techniques acquired during the year