East Grand Rapids High School offers 2 elective theatre classes: Theatre I and Theatre II. Students taking any of these classes earn credit towards the required 1 credit Visual, Performing and Applied Arts credit needed for graduation. Each class is worth .5 credit.
Grades 9 -12
This course is an introduction to the world of theatre. There will be a significant study of theatre history up through Shakespeare. It is designed to provide the students a variety of acting and staging experiences through character development, physical and vocal acting techniques and script analysis. Technical theatre will also be explored. This course fulfills .5 of the Visual, Performing and Applied Arts credit needed for graduation.
Grades 9 -12
This course will continue to build on the skills learned in Theatre I or from participation in the extra curricular drama program. This course allows the students to participate in an in-depth exploration of theatre. Acting methods and theories will be explored as well as directing techniques and script writing. Activities such as scene work, one acts, original works and contemporary theatre will be the focus of the class. This course may be repeated. This course fulfills .5 of the Visual, Performing and Applied Arts credit needed for graduation.