Theater Arts class is a beginning survey course that covers all aspects of theater. Students will learn about all areas of theater from history, to production, to pantomime, to acting, to puppetry, to drama games and improv. Students work collaboratively in groups to create scripts based on specific genres, time periods, theatrical styles, or reworking of old stories. Specific work will be made to understand the effect of culture on theatrical forms. Final for the first semester is a monologue, and the final for the second semester is a live, free, public performance of student-directed scenes. Students will help on all Bear River drama productions, but are not required to audition for each show.
Professional Honors Acting is an advanced, GPA-weighted course in theater that builds on skills learned in Theater Arts. Students must take Theater Arts as a prerequisite for the course as well as audition and interview for the class. In this course, students will be required to audition for all Bear River productions and take part in at least one per year. Students will work independently on more advanced and challenging scene work and monologues from Shakespeare, Greek Theater, and classics of American theater. Students will choose, analyze, cast, and direct scenes for Final Scene night for Theater Arts students and will also perform in scenes.