This performance-based course focuses on the basics of "Theatre arts". Cadets study improvisation, stage direction, dialogue, memorization, and various acting techniques to learn what it is like to be an actor on stage. They learn about show production and what goes on behind the scenes including directing, set design and makeup.
Depending on what is available and permitted, we try to have a field trip to a live theatrical performance.
This course is not audition based, but every cadet is expected to perform. Cadets will leave this class with experience performing in front of a live audience. They will gain leadership skills and exercise creativity as they write, direct and perform original scenes.
This course will allow cadets to step out of their comfort zone and experiment with acting and improvisational techniques.