In this subject students will experiment with a range of performance styles based on both naturalistic and non-naturalistic drama. They will be introduced to practitioners such as Brectht, Stanislavski and Artuad and explore how each of these people have influenced the way we use movement, voice and belief in creating a character.

Students will work individually and in groups to devise and create performances and present these to audiences. They will have the opportunity to explore other stagecraft elements such as lighting, sound, set design and construction.

Students will be encouraged to participate in excursions to view amateur and professional performances outside of the college.

Class Work

  • Performance based assessment at end of semester
  • Research assignments on different styles of theatre (naturalistic and non-naturalistic)
  • Performance Review

On completion of this unit, students will have discovered and explored the challenges of creating an ensemble performance.

Contact Teacher - Ben Strickland