“You have to understand your best. Your best isn’t anyone else’s best, but your own. Every person has his own norm. And in that norm, every person is a star. A famous actor could stand on his head and still not be as good as you! Because only you can be you! What a privilege! Nobody can achieve what you can if you do it… So do it! We need your best, your voice, your body. We don’t need for you to imitate anybody else, because that wouldn’t be your best. And if it isn’t your best then it may as well be your worst.” Stella Adler ‘The Art of Acting’
Students explore their world through dramatic learning. Using the elements of drama and story structures, they build on their knowledge of making and responding to prompts through storybook drama, improvisation, process drama, role-play, character development, movement, mime and scripted drama. Students understand that they have been created by a creative God and can give Him glory through the development and use of their individual gifts and talents in Drama. They will collaborate within whole group, small group and individual structures to improvise and devise their own works to present to an audience.
Through Drama students understand that because God is the Creator and has formed us in His image, and that He has also created us to be creative. The ability to speak, move and express ourselves is given to us by God. When we perform in Drama, we can honour God by communicating a message that impacts the community.
To provide opportunities that will enable students to explore and experience a variety of roles and situations which they will initiate and develop. Students explore the use of dramatic elements including voice, movement, situation, time, place, and tension and develop confidence in their ability to use drama terminology, plan, rehearse, perform, compare, and evaluate drama in various forms.
“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them” Romans 12:6a