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Drama - 8th Grade

The 8th grade drama curriculum centers on a performance piece or play, performed over two evenings at an off-site theater. Students are involved in all aspects of the production including musical accompaniment, sound, and lighting. They prepare for their performance through an intensive rehearsal process.

Performance
  • Alternating years of collaborative performance piece or a Shakespearian play
Concepts
  • Use creative and artistic vision to prepare for roles, and to understand character, motivation, plot, and the conveying of emotions
  • Identifying with roles and characters
  • Ensemble collaboration
  • Peer-to-peer feedback to strengthen on stage presence and performance
  • Committing to the performance and to your cast mates
  • Working through obstacles as an individual actor and technical ensemble