Drama and Theatre are life amplified!
The study of Drama and Theatre develops the skills of creativity, critical reflection, communication and collaboration that are vital in our competitive workplace.
Drama comes from the Greek word “to do”. Theatre comes from the Greek word “to view”. Drama is process centred: we explore and create. Theatre is product centred: we present, perform and view. Therefore, co-curricular Drama focuses on extending the theoretical and experiential learning of curriculum Drama classes, allowing students to create, act, direct, write and design a variety of projects.
DRAMACTIVE (Years 6-8)
- develops the skills and techniques of Drama and Theatre studies through improvisation and devising performances.
THEATRE PLAYERS (Years 9-11)
- focuses on master classes designed to enhance the actor’s theoretical and experiential learning of directing and acting play text scenes.
MAJOR PRODUCTION (curriculum Year 11)
- cultivates the developing artist through the study of Drama and Theatre in production
- students experience all the demands of a professional theatre production
- students become producers, directors, actors, dramaturgs, production managers, designers, technical operators, caterers, publicists and front of house managers
- students produce a professional production for an audience.
Drama is a social, highly-structured, group-based form that promotes social interaction, negotiation and management. The Drama Department aims to develop innovative leaders with expert communication skills, analytical reasoning and advanced emotional intelligence.
Drama is the beginning of Theatre creation!