Theatre Department

Department Information

The NHS Theatre Program consists of credit-bearing Theatre Arts, Advanced Theatre Arts, Technical Theatre, and Advanced Technical Theatre classes, as well as extra curricular activities of the fall and spring plays and Drama Club. All students are welcome to participate. 

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Drama Club

Drama Club

Drama Club meets weekly during Roundtable meetings. The club is student-led with elected officers and board members who plan the weekly meetings. The weekly meetings consist of news updates from the President, snacks, and acting lessons and activities. 

Fall and Spring Plays

 Auditions for the fall play is in the prior spring semester, and tryouts for the spring play take place immediately after the fall play performance. Auditions include positions for those who want to act, as well as those who want to do stage crew, costumes, makeup, lights and sound. If you miss an audition, please contact the Theatre Arts teacher as openings do pop up regularly.

Theatre Classes

Theatre Department Course Descriptions

THEATRE ARTS 4242 (THTR ARTS) Theatre Arts is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre. Students enrolled in Theatre Arts read and analyze plays, create scripts and theatre pieces, conceive scenic designs, and develop acting skills. These activities incorporate elements of theatre history, culture, analysis, response, creative process, and integrated studies. Additionally, students explore career opportunities in the theatre, attend and critique theatrical productions, and recognize the responsibilities and the importance of individual theatre patrons in their community. • Recommended Grade Level: 9-12 • Recommended Prerequisites: none • Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit per semester. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized. • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas • Fulfills a Fine Arts requirement for the Core 40 Academic Honors Diploma • Laboratory Course
 
ADVANCED THEATRE ARTS 4240 (ADV THTR) Advanced Theatre Arts is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre. Students enrolled in Advanced Theatre Arts read and analyze plays and apply criteria to make informed judgments. They draw on events and experiences to create scripted monologues and scenes, create scenic designs for existing plays, and build characters through observation, improvisation and script analysis. These activities should incorporate elements of theatre history, culture, analysis, response, creative process, and integrated studies. Additionally, students explore careers in theatre arts and begin to develop a portfolio of their work. They also attend and critique theatre productions and identify ways to support the theatre in their community. • Recommended Grade Level: 10-12 • Recommended Prerequisites: Theatre Arts I and II • Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit per semester. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized. • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas • Fulfills a Fine Arts requirement for the Core 40 Academic Honors Diploma • Laboratory Course 
 
TECHNICAL THEATRE 4244 (TECH THTR) Technical Theatre is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre. Students enrolled in Technical Theatre actively engage in the process of designing, building, managing, and implementing the technical aspects of a production. These activities should incorporate elements of theatre history, culture, analysis, response, creative process, and integrated studies. Additionally, students explore career opportunities in the theatre, attend and critique theatrical productions, and recognize the responsibilities and the importance of individual theatre patrons in their community. • Recommended Grade Level: 10-12 • Recommended Prerequisites: none • Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit per semester. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized. • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas • Fulfills a Fine Arts requirement for the Core 40 Academic Honors Diploma • Laboratory Course
 
ADVANCED TECHNICAL THEATRE 4252 (ADV TECH TH) Advanced Technical Theatre is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre. Students enrolled in Advanced Technical Theatre actively lead and supervise in the process of designing, building, managing, programming, drafting, and implementing the technical aspects of a production. These activities should incorporate elements of theatre history, culture, analysis, response, creative process, and integrated studies. Additionally, students investigate technical theatre careers then develop a plan for potential employment or further education through audition, interview or presentation of a portfolio. Students also attend and critique theatrical productions and volunteer to support theatre in their community. • Recommended Grade Level: 10-12 • Recommended Prerequisites: Technical Theatre I and II • Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit per semester. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized. • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas  

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