"The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities."
- Daniel Day Lewis, Actor
Theatre Arts IV will be based on guided study, independent research, and personal growth. Students will have increased production responsibilities; including scenery, lighting and costume design, and more opportunities to direct and perform on the main stage.
Theatre Arts IV follows Theatre Arts III and is for students who wish to complete the broad-based study of theatre arts. Through more independent study and increased production responsibilities, study in Theatre Arts IV involves the application of expertise prepared for and acquired in previous theatre arts studies. Analysis of theatre processes, self-motivation, personal discipline and more demanding projects in directing, design, and writing are emphasized. The acting experience in Theatre Arts IV concludes the exploration of the concepts of self, body and voice work, improvisation, acting techniques, and reading and writing. Independent work in this course develops commitment, helps students form aesthetic judgments and refine artistic choices. Students finish and evaluate their portfolio, or collection of their work and related activities, to illustrate their learning, experiences, accomplishments and growth in theatre arts. (NCDPI 2006)