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Advanced Theater Arts: Acting & Directing

This course, which has a specific focus on world theater, provides an opportunity for students to hone and improve the techniques developed in the Theater Arts: Acting course. Through a variety of exercises, students explore different acting styles specific to time period or dramatic genre. Collaboration is a key element at this level of study. Students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the wide variety of artists who contribute to a production (for example lighting, set and costume designers); this is done primarily through the eyes of the director. Participants are given the opportunity to stage Green Room productions and audition for Main Stage shows. Students may prepare for an IB Theater Arts exam by taking IB Advanced Theater Arts: Acting & Directing in both 11th and 12th grades.

Open to: Juniors and seniors