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Drama

The K-8th grade Drama program focuses on character development, improving social and speaking skills, provides students with a creative avenue for self-expression, and supports the ELA Curriculum. All grade levels develop characters through script-writing, puppetry, pantomime, skits, and scene-work throughout the year. The K-5th grade Drama rotations each have a performance based on their Science, History, for ELA curriculum and the Middle School Drama classes focus on script-writing, history of theater, public speaking, and stage design.

Elementary School

All K-5 students visit the art room twice a week during their elective rotation. Students learn about artists and art movements, while having the opportunity to work in a variety of mediums. As always, emphasis is put on the process rather than the end product. Our motto is “There is no wrong in Art!” At the end of the school year each student has a piece on display in the school art show.

Kindergarteners focus on body movement, spacial awareness, listening and speaking skills and an animal play in their drama elective wheel.

Parents and friends are invited to attend performances at the end of each elective wheel rotation. Class performances vary by grade level and support the student’s Language Arts, Science, and History curriculum.

First grade students focus on pantomime, characterization, emotions and mood and an Earth Science play in their drama elective wheel.

Parents and friends are invited to attend performances at the end of each elective wheel rotation. Class performances vary by grade level and support the student’s Language Arts, Science, and History curriculum.

Second grade students focus on puppetry, pantomime, characterization, cause and effect and a Fable play in their drama elective wheel.

Parents and friends are invited to attend performances at the end of each elective wheel rotation. Class performances vary by grade level and support the student’s Language Arts, Science, and History curriculum.

Third grade students focus on pantomime, improvisation, characterization, masks and a Science play in their drama elective wheel.

Parents and friends are invited to attend performances at the end of each elective wheel rotation. Class performances vary by grade level and support the student’s Language Arts, Science, and History curriculum.

Fourth grade students focus on improvisation, plot elements, script-writing, puppetry, prop-making and a History play in their drama elective wheel.

Parents and friends are invited to attend performances at the end of each elective wheel rotation. Class performances vary by grade level and support the student’s Language Arts, Science, and History curriculum.

Fifth grade students focus on script writing and development, prop-making, characterization, skits, and a Fairytale play in their drama elective wheel.

Parents and friends are invited to attend performances at the end of each elective wheel rotation. Class performances vary by grade level and support the student’s Language Arts, Science, and History curriculum.

Middle School

Advanced Drama Elective

This Drama course is for students who love to entertain and be entertained.

Trimester 1: The Art of Improvisation
Students create and develop characters and skits using the impromptu elements of Improvisation and learn various Language Arts strategies to develop comedy sketches with props, music, and costumes.

Trimester 2: Elements of Acting Class
Students will have the opportunity to act, evaluate, and create short scenes and skits to perform on stage. Students will also study and develop their characters as well as write, direct, cast, and stage their plays and performances.

Trimester 3: Film Acting Class
Do you want to be a TV or Movie Star? Or, learn how the pros did it? Then this acting class is for you. Students will discover the beginnings of The Hollywood film industry and learn the ins and outs of creating head shots for casting calls, choosing and performing audition pieces, creating a portfolio and acting resume, filming and editing audition pieces as well as writing, developing, and acting in an original television pilot episode that we will produce and debut for a live audience.

Drama Enrichment

Grade 6
Students in Drama 6 will learn the basics of acting through improvisational games and exercises along with stage blocking and vocal projection and expression exercises. Students will also be creating and performing pantomimes, comedy and tragedy skits, wacky fairytale plays, and puppet shows.

Grade 7
Students in Drama will be creating several unique characters and storylines through improvisational acting exercises and games. Students will also learn the ropes of Film and T.V. acting by filming screen tests, commercials and newscasts.

Grade 8
Students in Drama will be learning the ropes of short-form and long-form improvisation through several fun and creative improv games and exercises. Students will also be creating parodies on reality-television shows, perform in comedy skits, and create attention-grabbing props and set pieces that they will perform on stage with.

 

The RSF Players Program is directed by Beth Gallagher and Heidi Moreno in the Fall and Beth Gallagher and RC Haus in the Spring. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school and include one Saturday tech day and additional daily rehearsals before each opening performance. Attendance at rehearsals is mandatory for participation in the performance group. Students in all grades may audition for RSF Players productions, and all students in grades 5-8 will be awarded a spot in the performance or technical groups. Auditions will be announced in school, via the Newsletter, and on the website.

Current Productions
Fall ~ Peter Pan
Spring ~ Into the Woods JR

Past RSF Players Performances
2015-2016 ~ The Elves and the Shoemakers and Annie JR
2014-2015 ~  The Wizard of OZ and Shrek JR
2013-2014 ~ Let’s Go To The Moon and Seussical JR
2012-2013 ~ Alice in Wonderland and The Pirates of Penzance JR
2011-2012 ~ Trixie, the Teen Detective & the Mystery of Gravestead Manor and Thoroughly Modern Millie JR
2010-2011 ~ Ain’t Fooling No Body!

Phone: 858-756-1141