• Theatre

  • About Theatre

    "Young children naturally express themselves by acting out real or imagined events. Theatre allows people to mimic and project stories to others, communicating meaning through narrative and metaphor. Performances may be funny, sad, moving, thought-provoking and reflect a society’s way of thinking about humanity, the world, and nature. If you enjoy performing and telling stories, a career in theatre may be for you."

     

    -excerpt from the 2020-21 FBISD High School Course Selection Guide

     

    About Our Theatre Program

    Our Goal:
    At Stephen F. Austin, we have a passion for theatre and all the comes with it. From our sets, to our lights, to our acting, we continually push the limits, and give each performance our all, and it shows in our productions. 

     
     
    Our Mission:
    Here at the Stephen F. Austin Playhouse, we pride ourselves on being a theatre in a high school, not a high school theatre. Our mission is to bring excellence in the form of theatre. We aim not only to entertain our student body, but our community as a whole.  
     
     
    Our Motto:
    "Act well your part; there all the honor lies."
  • Campus-Level Courses

     

    Theatre Arts I
    Offered in: 9–12 • Prerequisites: None

    Description: The course is intended to be a general introduction to the fundamentals of basic theatre production techniques. Students are introduced to acting, directing, makeup application, technical work, and costuming. Theatre history is an important component of this course leading to an appreciation of the theatre. Students are required to attend a live theatre performance during the school year.

     

    Theatre Arts II
    Offered in: 9–12 • Prerequisites: Theatre Arts I or teacher recommendation/audition

    Description: Theatre Arts II is designed to build on the skills learned in Theatre Arts I. Theatre production is stressed. Students learn audition techniques and advanced acting skills. Students are involved in duet acting, monologues, and group scenes. Students are required to attend a live theatre performance during the school year.

     

    Technical Theatre I
    Offered in: 9–12 • Prerequisites: Theatre Arts I or permission of the instructor

    Description: Technical Theatre combines theories of design and stagecraft techniques with construction and operation of production elements including set construction, property management, lighting, sound, costumes, makeup, and public relations. Students are required to attend a live theatre performance during the school year. Time beyond the school day is expected.

     

    Technical Theatre II
    Offered in: 9–12 • Prerequisites: Technical Theatre I or permission of the instructor

    Description: This course is designed to give students an opportunity to build on skills learned in Technical Theatre I. They will do individual studies in the areas of lighting, costume construction and design, set design and construction, sound, makeup, props, and publicity. Students enrolled in this course will be expected to complete additional work beyond the regular school day. Students are required to attend a live theatre performance during the school year.

     

    Technical Theatre III
    Offered in: 12 • Prerequisites: Technical Theatre II or permission of the instructor

    Description: This course is designed to continue to build on the skills learned in Technical Theatre II. Students will do advanced individual studies in lighting, costume, and set design as well as sound, makeup, props, and publicity techniques. Students enrolled in the class will be expected to complete additional work beyond the school day. Students are required to attend a live theatre performance during the school year.

     

    Theatre Production I–II
    Offered in: 9–12 • Prerequisites: Audition/Teacher Approval Required

    Description: These courses are designed to give the students enrolled an opportunity to put into practice basic skills learned in Theatre Arts I and II. Students will select, audition, cast, and produce a production of their choice. Students will be responsible for all production elements of this course and will produce performances as the end result. Students are required to attend a live theatre performance during the school year.

     

    Theatre Production III-IV
    Offered in: 11–12 • Prerequisites: Audition/Teacher Approval Required

    Description: These courses are an extension of the concepts developed in Theatre Production II. Students will work together to develop all production elements involved in the presentation of a performance as an end result. Students are required to attend a live theatre performance during the school year.

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  • All course information is as described in the 2020-21 High School Catalog.