DIRECTED by Emily Getscher, Kevin Gardiner, and Allison McGolick
KCA offers a wide variety of dramatic opportunities for all ages. In addition to performing in skits during class chapels throughout the year, lower school students are all included in a Christmas Musicale in December. 6th graders have the opportunity as being cast as leads in the Musicale. Drama is also offered in the Middle and High School as an elective.
HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA Drama may be taken for-credit as an elective class at The King’s Christian Academy, but the Spring Play often offers opportunities for others members of the student body to participate as well. Auditions are typically open to students in grades nine through twelve.
The purpose of the first half of the Drama course is to provide students with a basic knowledge of the development of theater and dramatic performance through history as well as a basic understanding of modern stage terminology. This class will provide students with an opportunity to practice in the skills needed to successfully speak in front of a group with specific emphasis on preparation, projection, articulation, rate of delivery, and confidence in front of an audience. Studies during the first half of the year may also include reading and analyzing classical works of dramatic literature.
The focus of study in the 2nd semester emphasizes the practical application of theatrical skills both though preparing and performing a character in the Spring Play and/ or through contributing to the production in one of several technical capacities. These technical capacities include set design, construction crew, costume design, running crew, sound & lighting design, publicity, hair & makeup design and stage management. Drama class requires significant after school commitment to rehearsal as a part of each student’s grade.
Specific dates for rehearsals and performances are announced seasonally on our webpage.