Classes

at Redmond high school

Drama 1

1 Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

This course will introduce students to the art of acting and increase awareness and knowledge of theatre arts. Students will learn and use techniques in ensemble scene work, improvisation, dramatic action, characterization, observation, theme, conflict, setting, plot, character, voice and dialogue. Some major assignments will include written scene analysis, written and verbal character analysis, written play critique, written and verbal peer and personal critique/evaluation, performance of several duo scenes.

Drama 2

1 Semester - Grade 10, 11, 12

This is a performance based class. Students will learn basic skills related to performing heightened language such as Shakespeare and Moliere. Acting techniques taught in this class will be challenging and a demonstration of strong acting skills is expected. Students will also learn basic stage management and directing skills. Some major assignments will include written scene and monologue analysis, written and verbal character analysis, written play critique, written and verbal peer and personal critique/evaluation, performance of several monologues.

Technical Theatre

1 Semester (double period) - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

This course will introduce students to what happens behind the scenes in theatre arts. Students will study all aspects of tech including curtain, spot, fly, costuming, set building, art, props and more. Some assignments will include daily imagination art, set design, peer and personal critique/evaluation, and building sets for RHS Drama productions.

Production Workshop

1 Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

When you are in a production, either as a cast or crew member, you automatically get enrolled in Production Workshop. It is a .5 credit class that appears on your transcript. Attendance is taken, so tardies and absences are recorded.

Playwriting & Analysis

1 Semester - Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

This English class introduces students to the craft of writing for the theater. Students will explore scene structure, action, events, voice, and dialogue. This class’s emphasis is on process, risk-taking, and finding one’s own voice and vision. Students can submit their work to be performed at Drama Fest in the spring.