Nicolet High School's
The theater classes at Nicolet satisfy students’ needs in two ways. For the student who is actively seeking involvement in performance or stage crew, the classes provide the necessary basis. Additionally, if the student is curious about theater, he/she can receive an overview that will enhance his/her appreciation of theater as an art form.
Acting 1 covers the basic concepts of acting. Through exercises, readings and scene preparation, students explore acting as an art form. Other basic theatre concepts are also studied in order to provide students with an overview of the various opportunities and facets of theater.
ADVANCED SCENE STUDY
This course is for the serious acting student. Students will extend the basic knowledge they have acquired of acting from the Acting I class. Exercises will be individually chosen for the students in order to stretch their creative ability. Lessons will include in depth character analysis across different genres of theatrical material. Students must be motivated to create on a high artistic level.
TECHNICAL THEATER I
A “hands-on” class that studies the backstage skills necessary for the production of a play. Projects include scenery construction, lighting, sound, stage management and design. Students are encouraged to join Nicolet’s stage crew.
TECHNICAL THEATER II
Technical Theater 2 is a “hands-on” class that extends the backstage skills necessary for the production of a play that is acquired in Technical Theater 1. Second year students will also take a more active leadership role in the management of the theater as well as outside productions produced at school. In addition, students will apply their knowledge of backstage tasks by doing independent projects that will allow the stage to function efficiently Independent work designed by the student and instructor.
This course explores theater from an audience point of view. This is not a performance based class but in order to appreciate theatre, students will engage in some activities that require them to work in groups and present as a group. Areas of study include: play viewing (video) and reading, performance evaluation, technical theater awareness, musical theater, and careers in the theater.
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN THEATER
Independent work designed by the student and instructor acting. Students must be motivated to create on a high artistic level.