Drama

"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being." Thornton Wilder

The Scots' Drama program offers our students the opportunity to express themselves with imagination and confidence that has a strong emphasis on creativity, collaboration and courage. Students develop their skills and talents while learning about a variety of approaches.

In Drama, students engage in an integrated study of the elements of Drama through the practises of making, performing and appreciating within the context of a range of dramatic forms, performance styles and their dramatic techniques and theatrical conventions

Students learn about acting and theatre through practices such as improvisation, playbuilding and performing scripted material. They also learn about vocal projection, movement, characterisation and proxemics. These are learnt through the study of forms studied such as comedy, Commedia dell arte, physical theatre, production projects, monologues, Theatre of the Absurd and contemporary theatre practitioners such as Tadashi Suzuki, Jacques Lecoq and Viewpoints. There are also opportunities for boys to be involved in drama outside the classroom through Co-curricular Drama, Inter-house Theatresports Competition, Junior Jam (Scots Improv festival) and our junior production. We are also engaged in having teachers from NiDA, Improvisation Australia and students involved with SUDS work with us to enrich the student's classroom experiences.

Drama assists in developing skills desirable in the work force such as critical thinking, problem solving, developing confidence, public speaking, risk taking and goal oriented group work.