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Theatre Production I

All Grades



This course is a study of the basic aspects of technical theatre production with emphasis on construction techniques for technical settings. The areas of costuming, make-up, lighting, publicity, and properties are studied along with various other phases of technical theatre. 

Theatre Production II

All Grades

Prerequisite: Theatre Production I



​This is a survey course that covers many aspects of theatre including theatre history, theatre basics, improvisation, pantomime, voice and diction, script analysis, and fundamentals of acting.

​Acting I 

Grades 10,11,12

Prerequisite: Theatre Production II

This course studies acting in its various forms; improvisation, monologues, Shakespeare, Musical Theatre, and scene work are all included. Techniques from various acting teachers will be covered including: Stanislavski, Meisner, Brecht and Hagen. Students will be required to memorize dialogue for presentation during class. Additional topics include character analysis, criticism, and dramaturgy. ​

Acting II

Grades 10,11,12

Prerequisite: Acting I

This is a production course for specialization in an end of the semester performance. This course provides further training for those students interested in extending training from Theatre Production I and Acting I. These topics include auditioning, ensemble production, directing, script writing, technical theatre, and script analysis. Students will be required to memorize dialogue for performing in front of an audience. Some out-of-class time is required for production experience.

Technical Theatre I

Grades 10,11,12

Prerequisite: Theatre Production II

This advanced course is a study of the basic aspects of technical theatre production with emphasis on construction techniques for technical settings. Students will be completing projects in conjunction with plays produced at Olathe East Theatre. This will include set construction, costuming, prop construction, painting, and publicity. Some out-of-class time is required for production experience.

Technical Theatre II
Grades 10,11,12​​

Prerequiste: Technical Theatre I

​This course fulfills a Technical Credit for graduation

This class addresses lighting, sound, and set used to design productions in the theatre. History, varying design styles, and practical use of equipment are included. This course includes the use of computer technology, such as vector works, CAD and Wysiwyg. Some out-of-class time is required for production experience.

Acting
Repertory Theatre

Grades 11,12

Prerequiste: Acting II

This course is only offered during 4th Hour

In this course students will produce and perform three productions for the school and community, both during and after school. These productions will include a Children's Theatre Show, an Improvisation Comedy Show, and a Full Length Play. In addition, students will prepare audition monologues to be used for Individual Events and develop a professional resume. Out-of-class time is required for production experience.

Musical
Repertory Theatre

Grades 11,12

Prerequiste: Acting I & any Choir Course or Drill Team Course

This course is only offered during 7th Hour


In this course students will produce and perform three productions for the school and community, both during and after school. These productions will include a Broadway Revue Show, a touring Broadway Medley, and a Full Length Musical. In addition, students will prepare audition pieces and vocal selections to be used for Individual Events and develop a professional resume. Out-of-class time is required for production experience.

Advanced

Repertory Theatre

Grade 12

Prerequiste: Repertory Theatre

This course is for students who wish to take Repertory Theatre for a second time. In addition to the course requirements for Repertory Theatre, students will take a leadership role as producers, directors, and designers. Students may choose either Acting Repertory Theatre or Musical Repertory Theatre. Out-of-class time is required for production experience.

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