This is the advanced course in the theatre arts curriculum at T.M.I. Episcopal School. Theatre Production will be taught as a college preparatory course. By registering for this advanced class, you have essentially confirmed your own interest in this art form and committed yourself to a more challenging regimen of enriched training in the
discipline of theatre. Additionally the class will provide a heightened challenge for
students through the study of proven acting techniques, acting styles, vocal exercises
and movement systems--combined with the exploration of modern and classical texts.
Students will also gain extensive knowledge in directorial concepts, scene scoring, text
analysis, design conferencing, stage management protocols, resume preparation,
auditioning and interviewing. Expectations will be higher and the work will be more
difficult than the curriculum of Theatre Arts I & II.
This class will serve as a laboratory for all students to refine their skills and to share
research discoveries. Students in this course will encounter sincere feedback from the
instructor throughout the semester. A formal assessment of your class work and stage
work will occur at mid-term and again at the end of the school year. Videotaped
performances (of class work and stage work) will be reviewed. Seniors are expected to
produce and submit an audition video for ARTS scholarships. Juniors are strongly
encouraged to produce a “practice” video for ARTS. Some select students will
participate in TAPPS speech tournaments as an added opportunity for performance.