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Theatre Company 10, 11, 12 provides students with the opportunity to mount a full production and perform it in front of an audience, emulating a professional theatre troupe. The focus is on the four steps required to create a theatre production: selecting the company, pre-production, production, and post-production. These courses are grounded in the talent and commitment of a wide variety of students, who combine their skills to form a full production team. Students learn about the nature of a theatre company and the interconnected roles and responsibilities of the people who work in it. They examine the requirements for leadership, teamwork, commitment, theatre etiquette and protocol. Through participation in the rehearsal and performance process, students learn the skills and attitudes necessary to perform within a theatre company, including valuable personal and interpersonal skills that they can apply in broader social and career contexts. Students are expected to show discipline, flexibility and willingness as they face the challenge of working together towards the realization of a live theatre experience. As students work together to perform their roles in the production, they progress towards the high standards set by professional theatre. The life skills students acquire through this course, including communication, teamwork, problem solving, empathy, responsibility and organization, benefit them in all areas of their life and will enhance their employability regardless of their future career choice.
Auditions for Theatre Company 2011-2012 will take place in the spring of 2011 and again for specific roles after the fall semester begins. This course is open to all grade 9-12 North Delta Students. It is offered outside of the regular timetable on a regular basis, primarily in the first semester. Up to four rehearsals per week and evening performances are mandatory components of this course. Theatre Company is offered every second year, alternating with Musical Theatre.
Theatre Company 10 is the beginning of student involvement in the theatre program. It is open to students in grade 9 and 10. Following the structure and rigorous quality standards of professional theatre troupes, Theatre Company requires students to deepen the knowledge and apply the skills they have learned in Drama 8 and/or 9 and/or 10 or to contribute their own personal experience for the benefit of the company.
Theatre Company 11 is the development of student involvement in the theatre program. At the Grade 11 level, students are exposed to intermediate level acting method and are granted some opportunities for leadership and solo performance. Following the structure and rigorous quality standards of professional theatre troupes, Theatre Company 11 requires students to deepen the knowledge and apply the skills they have learned in Drama 8, 9, and/or 10, Musical Theatre 10, Acting 11 and/or Directing 12 or to contribute their own personal experience for the benefit of the company.
Theatre Company 12 is the apex of student involvement in the theatre program. At the Grade 12 level, students are exposed to higher level acting method and characterization. And are granted numerous leadership opportunities. Following the structure and rigorous quality standards of professional theatre troupes, Theatre Company 12 requires students to deepen the knowledge and apply the skills they have learned in Acting 11 and/ or Musical Theatre 11 and/ or Theatre Company 11, Acting 12 and/ or Directing 12 in leadership and mentoring roles for the benefit of the company. Students are encouraged to have previous drama class experience.