Students involved in Theatre Arts have many opportunities to express themselves. Students become aware of how theatre relates to all the other disciplines. Students study improvisation, voice, and acting in Theatre Arts I in addition to theatre history.
There is an intense focus on the study of acting in Theatre Arts II culminating in a theatrical performance.
Students perform monologues and scenes in class and on stage. Students have the ability to write and produce original plays and screenplays. Students also read and analyze plays and playwrights, giving them insight into the characters, setting, and conflict created for the stage.
Many theatre arts students belong to Thespian Troupe 982, a part of the International Thespian Society. The Thespian Troupe mounts a major production each fall. Students also have an opportunity to take part in The New Harmony Project at the end of each school year, allowing them to experience working with professional writers, actors, and directors.