Students lead projects with peers and younger students as well as participation in guest artist workshops, produce one act plays, run rehearsals and public performances, homework preparation, peer directing, script analysis, and a good amount of writing.
HONORS THEATRE DIRECTING
This course builds skills learned in Drama 1-2, 3-4, and Advanced Drama. Students maintain journal portfolios to track their projects and their discoveries and growth as artists. Students direct, co-direct, or assistant direct two one act plays each year, one in the winter and one in the spring, which perform on two evenings each semester. They will direct plays varying in size, consisting of freshmen or sophomores.
Students are also in charge of the tech aspect of their show along with rehearsals, and have to fill out a packet with information about costumes, sounds, lights, set and props. Students must obtain their sounds in mp3 format in order to have cues in their shows. Every director must work backstage during either the Winter or Spring One Act Festival. All directing students are required to see all mainstage CTE plays throughout the year in the evenings.