In 2011-2012, Production Drama will be taught by Technical Director Casey Fern, Susannah Wood (Fridays), and Jessa Berkner (on maternity leave for the first part of the year – congratulations to Ms. J!)
Through art, we seek to explore theh human condition to gain understanding of ourselves, others, and our world. Through drama, we seek understanding, as well. But in drama, we use the tools of our own moving, thinking, feeling selves. Through movement, voice, feeling and live interaction with our audience, we will further our own understanding and the understanding of others.
In this class, it is assumed that the student is entering with a high level of theatrical experience, emotional maturity, and commitment to the Performing Arts. This class is designed to produce inspired, student-driven, ensemble-based productions on our very own Oakland Tech Auditorium stage.
About the Class:
This class requires outside prep and a commitment to rehearsals and events that will sometimes fall outside the standard meeting time. Once we launch a production, you MUST commit to and follow through with the rehearsal schedule or your grade will be hurt.
For the most part, this class will function like a professional, theatrical rehearsal. When a professional theatrical artist misses a rehearsal, they are docked pay. here, your grade will suffer. When a professional theatrical artist fails to perform in a show, they are not paid for their work at all. If you back out of a project at such a date that it severely affects the work of others, you will fail this class.
Much more than grades and credit, though, this class is about ensemble and community. Keep the good of the group in mind at all times. We are stronger together than we are individually. The level of work that you put in to this class is a call to your peers to reach for that same level.
Be honest, considerate, hard-working, patient, and ambitious.