The Upper School theater program introduces students to theater from various contexts, allowing them to discover their own interests and passions.
The focus for sixth grade is building an ensemble and developing the foundational skills for acting, directing, comprehending, and designing the many facets of theater, ranging from Ancient Greece to modern drama and world theater. Students collaborate to devise original scenes to share at their end of the course festival.
In seventh and eighth grades, students continue creating, performing, and developing an understanding, and responding to theater with room for more individualized areas of study as well as cross-curricular projects. Theater electives include Theater for Social Change, Playmaking, and Musical Theater. Students will also experience the incredible theater resources that New York City has to offer, including live performances, research facilities, and career opportunities.
All Upper School Students have the option of participating in the fall play and spring musical.