Both beginners and experienced performers can find a place in Lakeside’s 戏剧 and technical theater program, where faculty place an emphasis on personal growth through taking creative risks. 在课堂上和作品中, students engage in a feedback-driven process where they learn the importance of experimentation, 玩, 注重细节. 我们的教师是由鼓舞人心的, expert teachers with deep connections to the Seattle arts community.
In addition to theater-specific skills and knowledge, students learn life skills in public speaking, 人际沟通, 创造性地解决问题, 和协作, as well as develop social-emotional skills such as empathy, 焦点, 和弹性. 在这个过程中, students gain a greater knowledge of themselves, and develop deep relationships with friends and teachers that often continue long after they graduate.
中学: Exploring the art of storytelling
戏剧 courses at the 中学 are active, thoughtful, and fun. Students are introduced to a wide variety of theatrical forms and experiences, including multiple types of acting (improvisation, 独奏表演, 莎士比亚, and sketch comedy); design for sets, 服装, 道具, 照明, and sound; 玩writing; and 导演. Students are taught to reflect on the qualities of good storytelling, and how stories evolve as they move from a script to a staged production – as well as the important role of a careful observer in giving constructive feedback.
The faculty creates a safe classroom space where students can take creative risks, 并参与有关艺术的问题, 身份, 和表达.
从六年级开始, 中学 students choose which performing art they would like to study each year, choosing between yearlong classes in band, 唱诗班, 戏剧, 或者管弦乐队. Performing arts classes take place four times a week, which gives students a meaningful amount of time to learn and develop new skills. In addition to regular performances related to classwork, the 中学 戏剧 program offers co-curricular productions for which rehearsals take place outside of school hours.
了解更多 about 中学 戏剧 in our 中学课程指南.
上学校: A passion for performance
Lakeside’s 上学校 戏剧 program is a welcoming community, where students can connect with others who share their love and passion for performance. We offer four yearlong courses in 戏剧, and students can enter the program in either 戏剧 I or 戏剧 II. Students study acting – including ensemble and solo work, 动作和舞台战斗, 跳舞, 即兴创作——剧本创作, 导演, 戏剧(研究). Advanced courses include a 焦点 on 莎士比亚, character mask and clowning techniques, and participation in ACT Theatre’s Young Playwrights Program (YPP).
The program also offers four years of theater production, in which students learn to apply a design process to a range of performance projects, from sketching out early design concepts to building sets, 创建服装, 灯光音响设计, 还有特效.
The 上学校 戏剧 program stages five productions each year. Students participating in 戏剧 can choose to 玩 a role on stage as actors, 或者在幕后, 作为董事, 生产商, 还有舞台和灯光工作人员. 作品包括一部音乐剧, and an evening of one-act 玩s performed, 导演, and often written by Lakeside students. At least two of the five productions have open auditions, meaning that any student – not just those taking a 戏剧 class – can try out.
The program prepares students to participate in 戏剧 at the college level, and Lakeside students have gone on to have professional careers in the arts. All students will gain a deeper understanding of theater which supports a lifelong appreciation for the art form.
了解更多 about 上学校 戏剧 and technical theater in our 高中课程指南.