Literature of Drama
Theatre Arts gives students an opportunity to explore their creativity in many different ways. As federal and state government agencies begin to acknowledge the need for creative outlets and instruction to create well-rounded citizens, theatre classes continue to explore all aspects of human interaction.
Theatre is a full year five credit class that teaches observation skills in order to understand human behavior. Emotional and physical memory use is enhanced and practiced to create believable characters. In addition, basic movement development helps students find a comfort zone for working in front of people. Along with the insights students gain into human behavior, they also learn basic design techniques, color psychology, prop building, costume coordination, and make up application. Theatre Workshop, also a five-credit full year class, expands this knowledge into the actual designing, building, producing, staging and acting in various class productions. These productions are full-length plays that allow those involved intensive time in an area of interest. Students may choose to act, stage manage, direct, collect and build props, collect and build costumes, or design and apply makeup. In addition students can create set, or light design and implement their creation by building the set and focusing the lights for the specific show.
For a description of each course please visit the Rutherford High School Curriculum Guide Book.