The Middle School theater program celebrates multiple perspectives. It challenges students’ intellects and characters, calling upon their imagination, courage and commitment to see a process through from beginning to end. Middle School theater classes are available in playwriting, improvisational acting, theater games, production, puppetry and technical theater. Theater work in Middle School is often interdisciplinary, with classes developing performances and texts based on the English or social studies curriculum.
Middle Schoolers read texts and source material from multiple theatrical traditions and cultures, explore the history and evolution of theater, and gain an understanding of a wide variety of performance styles and methods. There is a strong emphasis on collaboration, which is integrated throughout the processes of casting, text selection, rehearsals, production design and more. Students gain experience in sharing their work with the community through a wide range of platforms, from live performances to readings, video to audio recordings.