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Literary & Dramatic Arts

Empowering artistic expression.

performance

instruction in stage confidence, relaxation and concentration, imaginations, acting in the movement, emotions & combat, characterizations, voice projection, and memorization skills. Creative drama is used for improvisation and Black Box.
Advanced training in script work, structured improvisation, acting terminology, monologue work, poetry-out-loud, storytelling, voice-overs. Students will review artistic resume and auditioning techniques.

living legacy project

Our powerful Living Legacy Project purposes to transform the lives of 14-17 year olds by having them examine their personal, family and cultural histories.
Oral history research, creative writing and theater arts will be combined to empower students to make better choices that will build stronger lives and legacies.

stand-up chameleon

This wonderful program trains students in what we call triple threat. It blends the traits of comic, mime, and storyteller.
Our students learn to beautifully weave together movement, stories, and humor as they create and/or improvise a highly visual and interactive performance.

Creative writing

OUr creative writing students are instructed in writing short stories, biographies, oral tradition pieces, memoires, and fiction. Beginning students prepare short puppet skits.
Advanced training in self-publishing, copywriting, fiction writing, public service announcements for theater, movie trailers, etc. Students seeking certification will coordinate a writer’s conference and complete a two-act play.

classes

  • Film & Commercial Acting
  • The Business Of Acting (auditions and artistic resumes)
  • Poetry Slamming & Speech Debate
  • Grandparent Tales
  • To Be Or Not To Be (Shakespeare's World)

Required Materials:

  • (3) composition journals
  • Writing pencils
  • *it is advised that you use a tape or digital recorder and/or camcorder to record your rehearsals for self-critique
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