Drama and Speech
MS Speech and Debate
MS Speech and Debate focuses on improving the rhetoric and comportment of students by learning style, methods, and historical figures of great speech and debate. Students in this course present within the class for student feedback and practicum grade.
Drama I – Fundamentals of Acting/Theatre
Drama I offers fundamental acting techniques at a high school level; it focuses on performance (acting) as well as other aspects of the theatrical arts (history, terminology, and design). Students perform in class through practicum studies such as duet acting, solo acting, group acting, improvisation, and readers theatre; students also focus on basic terms and methods for technical production and design.
Speech and Debate Competitive Forensics Class
Speech and Debate coaches high school students in the art of presentation and critical thinking. Members of this class compete in state and regional tournaments through NSDA in categories including (but not limited to) Impromptu Speaking, Informative Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, and Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
Upper School students (and sometimes Lower School students) may audition to be involved as performers or technical crew members in SCS’s fall and spring productions (musical and non-musical). SCS has presented over 40 successful, high-quality productions, some of the most recent season offerings being the Broadway musical hit The Secret Garden, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The King & I, a compelling stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and the upcoming fall production of Disney’s Newsies.
The drama department is a member of the National Speech and Debate Association and Christians in Theatre Arts.