Ponderosa Stage Productions
STUDENTS ENGAGE IN CREATIVE THINKING THROUGH MOVEMENT, THEATER GAMES AND IMPORVISATIONS
Our theater course explores the major differences between theater and other dramatic arts and introduces students to the process of bringing a play to life. Class time is generally spent discussing specific plays, giving demonstrations, listening to lectures and taking written exams. Students put on performances, discuss playwriting issues and explore how plays are structured. Some theater classes may require students to write and present a short play as a final assignment or exam. Some programs may have multiple theater courses, which are taken throughout the program.
Our drama team is responsible for introducing students to acting methods and to all of the other elements associated with launching theatrical productions (from costume and set design to lighting and direction). Students are taught how to read plays with the proper feeling and expression, as well as understand the overall genre of theatre. Role-playing and improvisation may also become part of a student’s curriculum.