Denver Academy's Theatre program recognizes that students struggle without a sense of passion, purpose, and self-worth. Through drama, students learn that they are talented, capable human beings. Many students who have struggled in their academic life, blossom in the performing arts and develop the self-discipline and confidence necessary to work hard and strive for success.
The Theatre program is offered to all students, elementary through high school. In the younger grades, students are introduced to theater through creative play, team building, and storytelling. In the upper grades, the emphasis is on performance. Classes include advanced improvisation, set design, one-act plays and story/character development, all utilizing theater games, short-form, and long-form. Emphasis is also placed on script analysis, character study, motivation, memorization, movement, projection, diction, focus, sound/lighting, publicity, directing, costume and prop design, with the final goal being production and performance.
We frequently partner with Language Arts and other core curricula to enhance the learning experience. This unique opportunity to perform as a team extends into the classroom and creates bonds that last a lifetime.