Linsly's Middle School and High School Theater Program is known for its dedication to nurturing young performers, fostering creative expression, and cultivating a vibrant theatrical community at our school. This program encompasses both middle school and high school levels, offering a comprehensive curriculum and a passionate faculty.
The program's curriculum is crafted to provide a well-rounded theater education that covers various aspects of theatrical arts. The upper school theater arts course exposes the students to a range of topics including acting, improvisation, script writing, theater history, vocal expression, and movement. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the dramatic arts, allowing them to develop their acting technique, express themselves creatively, and collaborate effectively as part of an ensemble. The curriculum encourages students to explore different genres, styles, and theatrical traditions, fostering a deep appreciation for the power of live and recorded performance.
By providing a supportive and enriching environment, the program empowers students to explore their theatrical potential, develop their skills, and pursue their passion for the performing arts.
The theater arts faculty consists of experienced and passionate theater educators who are dedicated to nurturing young performers. These instructors possess expertise in various theatrical disciplines, including acting, directing, stage design, and technical production. They create a supportive and inclusive environment where students feel encouraged to take risks, explore their creativity, and develop their unique artistic voices. The faculty fosters a strong sense of community, providing mentorship, guidance, and constructive feedback to help students grow as performers and individuals.
Linsly provides several opportunities for students to participate in theatrical productions throughout the academic year. Students have the chance to audition for a variety of productions, including plays, one-act plays, and original works. Whether as performers or behind-the-scenes crew members, students gain hands-on experience in many aspects of theater production. These experiences enable students to refine their skills, develop their stage presence, and understand the collaborative nature of theater.