The GRACE Theater program includes elective classes in acting and set design as well as two drama productions each year that are open to middle and high school students.
Students delve into what it means to be an actor, including how to prepare and perform for an audition, blocking, dialects, improvisation, scene analysis, and creating a godly character versus method acting. May include presentations for chapel and other events.
Students learn to design, construct, and break down theater sets. This will involve the use of power tools. Students will be instructed in the safe use of the tools and will be required to construct the sets for next year’s productions. Students will become proficient in the use of power drill, miter saw, hammers, pliers, and tape measure and other tools. Student will be able to construct set walls (known as flats), doorways, flats that will move on casters to transform the set, stairways, and other set pieces as needed for the productions. Students will become proficient at stage lighting and backstage management. This class requires the ability to be able to lift and lug 2x4s of various lengths, flats and other set pieces needed in the construction of the set. Students will also be expected to work as stage crew for the plays. Come prepared for construction.
Students in grades 6-12 join together in an ensemble class to perform a selected play or musical. Auditions and rehearsals take place after school on the Crossroads Campus. Students must be able to commit to daily rehearsals as well as production dates. Past performances include:
- Anne of Green Gables
- What Part Will I Play?
- Beauty & The Beast
- Headin’ for a Weddin’
- Little Women
- Princess and the Pea