The lights, the sound, the audience, the actors. Our W.P. Wagner Theatre Department provides every opportunity to students to be a part of this vibrant element of our school’s Fine Arts community. Drama courses, full-length productions, one act plays, an award-winning improv team, technical theatre, Cappies, and a fully-equipped theatre are all part of the experience. Students will learn the key elements of character development, writing for the theatre, movement, improvisation, and how to become a stronger storyteller. So much of life is communication - drama offers students a way to focus, grow and gain valuable skills that will last a lifetime.
Advanced Acting 15, 25 and 35 are for students to expand their skills developed in Drama 10, 20 and 30 in a performance-based context. Students gain experience by exploring a full main stage production from start to finish. Through this process, students will gain invaluable practical knowledge, develop characters, explore blocking, take part in technical rehearsals and enjoy the full energy of performance week. Enrollment in Advanced Acting is by audition in September.
Throughout the year students may audition to be an ensemble member of the full-length, full technical, and student-run productions. This is an extension of Advanced Acting and offers a chance to perform for fellow students, teachers, and the community through matinee and evening performances right here in our very own theatre. This is your chance to be a part of something big!