Drama Courses

One Act Play Festival and Playwriting

In first half of the class, students prepare a one-act play for entry in the Vermont Drama Festival in March, where exciting theater is presented by students from other schools throughout the state. One-Act students study the principles of acting, from character analysis to improvisation. They also gain a working knowledge of the technical aspects […]

Middle School Drama

This course focuses on improvisation and the fundamentals of acting technique. The class begins with improv games and evolves to individual character development. Students will use aspects of voice and movement to enhance a role, and they will also be introduced to theater vocabulary. The class will culminate with the performance of a short, selected […]

Literary Adaptations

This English elective explores the relationship between literature and movies by focusing on adaptations of literary fiction, mainly short stories. The transformation from text to film raises many interesting questions which students will explore through study of the original stories, viewing their adaptations, and participating in class discussions and weekly blog assignments. As a culminating […]

Fall Play and Ten-Minute Play Festival

The first half of this class is devoted to a full-length production. The play the class will produce is normally announced during the prior term, and auditions held during the first week of classes. The second half of the course is dedicated to producing ten-minute plays written by Thetford Academy students. Students may act in […]