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Drama

The College Prep Drama program welcomes students of all skill levels and backgrounds.
Our productions strive for high artistic excellence while offering exciting and creative opportunities. There are two major drama productions every year—one in the fall and another in spring—where students shine both on stage as actors and behind the scenes as the technical crew.

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  • Acting

    This class introduces the fundamentals involved in the art of acting. Participants develop spontaneity, imagination, and the expressive use of the body and voice through exercises, improvisation, games, and in-class scene work through both individual and ensemble work. This class also provides a foundation for students interested in participating in drama productions.   
  • Drama Performance

    College Prep’s drama productions span a great variety of theatrical styles and time periods, and every production is a unique adventure for the cast and tech crew. Recent productions include: Shrek the Musical, A Tale of Two Cities, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Visit, My Very Own Story, Traveling Light, Cyrano de Bergerac, Jane Eyre, All Shook Up, Tales of the Weaver, and Don’t Drink the Water. Every other year the spring drama production is a musical. No prior acting experience is required; enrollment and casting are by audition, usually held in the first week of each semester.    
  • Digital Video and Performance

    Digital Video and Performance is for budding filmmakers, writers, and students interested in acting and performing. This class focuses on all the major responsibilities involved in the conception, storyboarding, planning, shooting, and editing of a video. The class begins with an introduction to the basic aesthetics of film and video by using examples drawn from various filmmakers. Students then use digital cameras to shoot and import footage, and learn to edit video and audio in iMovie and Adobe Premiere. Videos are screened during the annual Acting and Video Festival. 
  • Stagecraft

    Stagecraft students acquire hands-on experience with a wide variety of tools and techniques commonly used in the creation of theatrical productions. This class is designed to develop “can do” confidence when working with physical materials in order to nurture artistic sensibility and encourage students to have fun with the creative process. Projects include carpentry, stage lighting, metalwork, sound design, mask-making, scenic paint techniques, theatrical make-up, and stage design. 
  • Drama Tech

    Drama Tech students design and create all of the technical aspects of that semester’s drama production. The class begins by reading the play, discussing it with the director, and determining its look and feel. Drama Tech students then create the sets, props, costumes, light, and sound for the play. During the performance, class members crew the show backstage and in the tech booth. No prior tech experience is required.    
Information about our current production can be found here.

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