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Theater 101


Shane & Tammi Dodson


8th - 12th




$10/semester copy fee

12pm - 1:30pm Thursday





We will practice resourceful costume design and props. Students will utilize clothing and/or items from home as much as possible.

About the Course

Acting is telling a story. Good stories, portrayed well, make an impact and inspire others. On the other hand, a story poorly presented can be disappointing but not a reflection of the student’s ability. Many students interested in acting may have a flair for it but don’t know how to develop their skills. This class will instruct inexperienced actors and further experienced actors in:

  • Blocking

  • Voice projection

  • Public speaking skills

  • Expressing self with body language Learning by doing

  • Developing a character

  • Memorization

  • Technique

  • Observations Skills

  • Taking directions and constructive criticism

  • Teamwork

  • Costume and make-up

The goal of the class is to give students everything they need for story telling/acting so that it is enjoyable and rewarding. Each semester, the class will present a monologue, 2-person scene or play depending on the size of the class. The class will be suited to each students’ ability. The material will be excellent and God-honoring. Students can bring their own monologues/scenes, but the material must be approved by the instructor. Students will participate in a public performance at the end of each semester, or a full-length play if the class is big enough. ​ Resources: We have found many items for costumes and props at thrift stores, garage sales and grandma’s attic.

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