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Theatre

"The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. The theatre is a spiritual and social x-ray of its time. The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life..."

- Stella Adler

We are looking for students who are committed to contributing to the world in which they live and developing their artistic and intellectual abilities.  The study of theatre is a life-long activity and requires the student to develop multiple skills across many disciplines.  In addition to rigorous training in acting, movement and speech, students study theatre history, dramatic literature, playwriting and directing.  We place emphasis on individual growth, discovery of personal strengths, critical thinking, process oriented work and the ensemble approach to making theatre.

Our program is demanding and requires a high level of commitment from our students.  In addition to opportunities to perform onstage at Ellington our students have extensive opportunities to work with professional artists and theatre companies from around the country and the world.

Click here for SY15-16 department handbook.

Curriculum

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Acting I Acting II Acting III Acting IV
Theatre History I Movement II Styles Audition Practices*/
Introduction to Directing*
Intro to Theatre/Dramatics Theatre History II Movement III Senior Projects
Movement I Speech II Speech III Movement IV

Online Syllabi

Course Instructor Syllabus
Acting IDawn NaserView Syllabus
Acting IINicole BrewerView Syllabus
Acting IIIVera KatzView Syllabus
Acting IVKen Johnson, Vera KatzView Syllabus
Arts ManagementDawn NaserView Syllabus
Movement IDawn NaserView Syllabus
Movement IIDawn NaserView Syllabus
Movement III & IVDawn NaserView Syllabus
Playwrighting & Play AnalysisKen JohnsonView Syllabus
Senior Projects & SeminarKen JohnsonView Syllabus
Speech IDenise DiggsView Syllabus
Speech IIDenise DiggsView Syllabus
Speech IIIDenise DiggsView Syllabus