Bishop Ireton Fine Arts – Theater Classes

(where there’s something for everyone!)

A recent article in stated that theater addresses the skills which benefit children’s education
and development in five areas:
Physical (kinesthetic), Artistic (creative), Mental (reasoning), Personal (intrapersonal), & Social (interpersonal)

  • Theater I focuses on basic acting techniques such as improvisation, pantomime, voice, and characterization.
  • Theater II involves learning to develop, communicate, and sustain characters in improvisations through self-awareness, creative ideas, and artistic expression.  (prerequisite: Theater I or teacher recommendation)
  • Honors Theater III is an advanced Theater course for the serious drama student, with intensive instruction on learning and applying advanced acting techniques, writing, designing, and producing plays through an in-depth study and analysis of all aspects of theatrical presentations. (prerequisite: Theater II)
  • Honors Theater IV: Senior Projects is for the student who plans to pursue a career in Theater, whether in performance or in technical theater. Students will investigate a variety of theater forms to create a performance piece/portfolio that demonstrates creativity and an attainment of theater techniques.  (prerequisite: Honors Theater III)

“Theatre is a science. Theatre is mathematical. Theatre is a foreign language. Theatre is history. Theatre is physical education. Theatre is language arts. Theatre is business. Theatre is technology. Theatre is economics. Theatre is taught in schools, not because you are expected to major in theatre, not because you are expected to perform all through life, not so you can relax, not so you can have fun, BUT so you will recognize beauty, so you will be sensitive, so you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world, so you will have more love, more compassion, more gentleness, more good, in short, more life. What value will it be to make a prosperous living unless you know how to live? That is why theatre is taught in our schools.” (

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