Drama is incorporated into many aspects of the school's English and arts offerings. Acting, student directing, stage design and lighting are all areas where students with an interest in the performing arts may gain experience. Grier's acting class prepares short skits which are performed during morning assemblies throughout the school year. These skits, often based on student-produced scripts, help to liven the start of the school day.
Real Princesses of New Jersey - skit performed for morning assembly
Stagecraft (taken as an afternoon sport with the Art Department)
Adventures in 3-D. Paper mache, wire, rope, plaster, clay and occasional welding gives the students a solid introduction to casting, building, shaping and carving to make various sets for the stage.
Introduction to Acting
In this one-semester class students will become less inhibitive and more in touch with the expressive side of themselves in this acting class. Several days a week will be dedicated to theatre games, improvisation, and preparing skits for morning assembly. One day will be dedicated to speech: projection, enunciation, and possibly dialects. Fridays will be dedicated to make-up techniques. The students will also present a monologue and construct a resume so they can participate in outside auditions with a prepared piece.
For grades 9-12, units of study include; the history of masks and mask making, make-up, special effects, stages, set design, lighting sound effects, and stage management. There is a cost of materials (about $75.00 per student).
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
February 1 and 2, 2013 at 7 PM
Tom Rogers- Miriam Hoffman
Mrs. Rogers- Kiersten Barry
Fred Narracott- Monica Valle
Vera Claythorn-Clare Carson
Philip Lombard- Rachel Climer
Antonia Marston- Malisa Simco
Willaim Blore- Claire Hong
General Mackenzie- Anne Hackman
Emily Brent- Teresa Heise
Sir Lawrence Wargrave- Alexandra Erickson
Dr. Armstrong- Ashley Mack