This course is strongly recommended as a prerequisite for other theatre courses. This course may be taken for one semester or a full year.

Students will experience various aspects of theatre with an emphasis on stage performance through the rehearsal and performance of monologues and scenes. Exercises will include improvisation, public speaking, voice, movement, and character development. An in-class study of the play The Elephant Man culminates with a student designed Stage Manager's Prompt book of set and costume design, technical cues, casting and rehearsal schedules, giving students a hands on experience with elements of theatre production.