Drama Course Information

8110 DRAMA 1 (Full Year)

This course is an introduction to the study of the evolution of theater including dramatic literature through the ages. Students will also experience the art of acting, emphasizing body movement, pantomime, voice projection, articulation and characterization. Students will gain knowledge of the various aspects of theater through continual researching, reading, writing, performing, observing, oral evaluation and actual "hands on" experience. An in-depth study of various theatrical styles is included during the second semester.

8211 DRAMA 2 (Full Year)

Drama 2 is a course designed for the serious student of theater. It is a performance- oriented course, which also allows second year students the opportunity to enhance their performing skills. The class focus is on developing an ongoing workout for the actor both physical and vocal; learning to create an ensemble approach to working; developing of specific stage techniques; discovering style acting, a historical approach; and developing auditioning techniques. The class will deal with children's theater, advance scene work, monologues and eventual one or two act material. Another major focus is to direct the students’ energy into performance work for an audience other than the class.

8311 DRAMA 3 (Full Year)

This course is designed for the student who plans to major or minor in theater in college. The course is performance-oriented with student selection and direction of the performing pieces. The course will focus on three major areas. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their performing skills by acting in several class-project plays. The students will learn the psychology and application of directing, and complete a director's project of a play. Each student will take part in all of the major technical roles of design and application of production.

8411 DRAMA 4 (semester)

This course is designed for the student who is planning on pursuing a career in theater. The student will spend a great deal of time finding a repertoire of material for an audition portfolio. The student’s final portfolio will be presented for a final grade at the end of the semester.

News List

  • Spring Musical - "Footloose"

    Footloose is this year's spring musical. When Ren (John Beglin) and his mother (Alexandra Annen) move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the local laws - including a ban on dancing - which are the brainchild of a local preacher bent on exercising control over the town's youths. When the Reverend's (Jonathan Toussaint) rebellious daughter (Ashley Rose) sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation and many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid. With its Oscar'-nominated hit score (the film soundtrack album has sold over 15 million copies world-wide) the celebrated film musical now bursts explosively onto the stage.

    Performances are:
    May 2 & 3 and May 8, 9, & 10

    Saint Francis High School
    Performing Arts Center
    7:00 p.m. - Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m.

    Presale tickets $10; $12 at the door (Open seating)

    Students may purchase tickets beginning April 28 at lunch.
    General public should call
    (650) 968-1213, ext. 244

Upcoming Calendar

FridayAugust22

2014 - 2015 Drama Productions Announcement Party

Performing Arts Center
ThursdayOctober30

Fall Drama

Performing Arts Center
FridayOctober31

Fall Drama

Performing Arts Center
SaturdayNovember1

Fall Drama

Performing Arts Center
ThursdayNovember6

Fall Drama

Performing Arts Center
FridayNovember7

Fall Drama

Performing Arts Center
SaturdayNovember8

Fall Drama

Performing Arts Center
WednesdayNovember19

Children's Theater

Performing Arts Center
FridayNovember21

Children's Theater

Performing Arts Center
FridayDecember5

Christmas Comedy Show

Little Theater