The school of theatre @weaver is committed to bringing a focused, more advanced theatrical education to high school students from across Guilford County and endeavors to provide students with the tools necessary to function as developing artists. A comprehensive combination of classroom training, company engagement, and realized production work allows for a well-rounded learning experience with an emphasis on collaboration and creative process. Students of the department experience a wide range of classes that are not offered at other area schools including courses such as advanced acting methods, directing, period styles, and musical theatre. The department offers a full season of diverse theatre productions, competitions, and performance opportunities. Admission is based on an audition and interview process.

the school of theatre @weaver

EXPLORE

Read, study, and perform great theatre including classic & modern drama.

 

EXPERIMENT

Discover the magic of the artisans who work behind the scenes: set, costumes, make-up, & more!

DANCE

Engage your whole body and learn choreography in musical theatre and the annual all-school musical.

ACT

Learn about acting teachers and their methods and find what tools work for you for college and beyond!

PERFORM

Enjoy a full season of performance opportunities:  main stage, classwork, and competitions!

Theatre majors earn 13 credits in their art!

 Drama Principles will successfully complete the following courses with a "B" semester average or higher:

 

  • Drama I-A: Fundamentals of Theatre

  • Drama I-B: Acting I

  • Scriptwriting & Analysis

  • Drama II-A: Acting II  external acting tools

  • Drama II-B: Acting II internal acting tools

  • Technical Theatre

  • Drama III: Acting III advanced challenges

  • Honors Drama III: Acting teachers and methods

  • Musical Theatre

  • Drama IV: Fundamentals of Directing

  • Honors Drama IV: Period Styles

  • Film

 

 

PORTFOLIO: Students will begin the process of collecting materials for a portfolio the first semester of their freshmen year. They will add to and refine the contents of the portfolio each semester through graduation. Students will compile a record of their theatre skills and learning which could later be used for application to college or professional work. The portfolio will include: drama resume; selected audition & monologue materials; examples of scene work; examples of tech projects, samples of research, script writing, review, etc.; records of all acting and tech experiences including artifacts when possible.

 

Senior Drama Performance (capstone arts project) (2nd semester Senior year-part of Drama IV) Designed to prepare students for undergraduate auditions.

 

Production Experience: Students must log hours with the co-curricular acting company of the Weaver Theatre department throughout their four years. Students must participate in a minimum of two shows yearly either on stage or on a production crew.  All records are maintained through the International Thespian Society and their established point system.

 

  • Students should also complete one of the following:

    • Construction Trades I

    • Dance I (by audition)

    • Voice I (by audition)

    • Class piano • Guitar I (by audition)

    • Art I (by portfolio)

    • Basic Musicianship

    • Musical Production I (by audition)

    • Graphic Design

    • Public Speaking

    • Music Theory

    • Yearbook

    • Anatomy