Drama and Speech

Drama I & II
Drama I and Drama II are offered as electives for students in Grades 9 through 12. Drama I focuses on the study of basic drama techniques and theater history while Drama II emphasizes advanced acting and play analysis. During these classes, a variety of dramatic forms are studied along with behind-the-scenes skills such as sound, lighting, makeup, costume construction, and set design. Students will learn to perfect their vocal abilities, write and direct a play, perform stage combat, develop a realistic character, and communicate clearly as they perform for classes and in chapel.

Each year SCS presents two full length productions that often use students from both the Lower and Upper Schools. These productions may be plays or musicals. Past productions have included The Hobbit; Oliver; Fiddler on the Roof; The Sound of Music; Little Women; Scrooge; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Anne of Green GablesMusic Man; and Camelot. (Participation in this event is by audition only and requires a commitment to all rehearsals and performances.)

Forensics
Students who are competitive in nature may choose between Public Forum Debate training or Individual Event experience which includes instruction in humorous and dramatic interpretation, original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, duo acting, impromptu speaking, and group performance. Students will participate in local, state, and national speech and debate competitions held by the National Forensics League.

Association Memberships
The drama department is a member of the National Forensic League (NFL) and Christians in Theatre Arts (CITA).