Drama classes are available as an elective for students in grades 6-12.
The drama department is active in theatrical presentations throughout the year both in chapel and evening performances. Drama students are featured on the live, daily news broadcast to our school campus, in our morning announcements.
The drama department has presented annual dramatic productions such as The Importance of Being Ernest, Arsenic and Old Lace, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Peter Pan, and The Miracle Worker.
Most recently, the drama department’s 2015 debut presentation, The Omelet Murder Case, directed by Mrs. Jennifer Bryan (FCS Drama/ Advanced Drama), was well received by our audience of students, parents and special guests.
Drama students will learn a variety of skills including ensemble work, improvisational skills, basic stage movement, vocal quality, critiquing skills, body awareness (movement), interpretation and detailed characterization skills. Students will also learn the basics of technical theater including lighting, audio, scenic design, costuming, stage makeup and stage combat.
Drama is not a performance or text-based class; much of the work we do is centered around group participation. There are 3-4 performances a year. Drama students are required to perform in or hold a technical position (backstage, house crew, etc…) in one FCS production per year.
Advanced drama students will review and expand upon the skills learned in their previously taken drama class. Drama II is not a performance or text-based class; much of the work we do is centered in group participation. There are 2-3 performances a year. Drama II students are required to prepare and audition to perform in the International Thespian Society’s district competition. Drama II students are required to perform or hold a managerial backstage position in one FCS production per year. Drama II students are responsible for the auditioning, casting, directing and final production of a middle school performance.
Interested students must have maintained an “A” average in their previous drama class (there are some exceptions made) and have approval from the teacher for admittance to Drama II.