Theatre Courses

Theatre I
Credit:  0.5
Prerequisite:  None
Grades offered:  9-12
In this one-semester course, students will explore the creative process of theatre as they draw upon their personal strengths and experiences.  Students will be directly involved in making theatre while working together to solve problems and express ideas.  Students will apply the principles and elements of theatre while creating pieces for performance.  With the confidence and character gained from their experience, students will participate in a public performance open to the school and the larger community.  This course is open to all students and appropriate for students with little or no theatre experience.

Theatre II
Credit:  0.5
Prerequisite:  Theatre I or instructor approval
Grades offered:  9-12
This one-semester course is designed for the student who is interested in further exploration of creating theatre.  Students will continue to develop and refine theatre skills and personal strengths through active experience in the creative process.  Students will vary their roles as they solve problems together to create innovative pieces of theatre.  With the confidence and character gained from their experience, students will participate in a performance.

Studio Theatre Company
Credit: 0.5
Prerequisite: Theatre I, II, or  participation in extracurricular theatre program
Grades Offered: 9-12
Studio Theatre Company is a course for students with previous theatre experience who are interested in studying advanced concepts in design, acting, and directing. Students in the course will form a theatre company and take on the roles of actors, directors, dramaturgs, designers, and technicians in order to produce short works together. The monologues, scenes, and short plays performed in the class will be selected based on students' interests and relevance to the moment. This is a blended course, students will be able to utilize their experiences in the Green Room and Encore Companies in conjunction with this course. Students may repeat this course for credit.

Theatre Activities

Green Room

Green Room Theatre Company is the extracurricular theatre group at Grayslake North. In addition to producing a season of two shows and a musical, the students of Green Room have the opportunity to participate in field trips to see high school, college, and professional theatre. Membership is open to any student who would like to participate in creating a performance. Students take advantage of opportunities to work both on stage and off stage. Students take responsibility for all aspects of each production: building scenery, creating costumes, lighting, designing sound, managing the box office, preparing programs, and publicizing the shows.

Green Room Website

Please join our Green Room Theatre Company's last performance of the season, our Senior Theatre Showcase. We had so many seniors this year that we have 2 nights of shows! Our seniors have been working hard directing underclassmen in one acts, scenes, and even a musical performance. 

Friday April 28 at 7pm features:

  • Dri Tech Industries Improves Morale- Directed by Seamus Green, Assisted by Graham Gatewood

  • Goblins Plot to Murder God- Directed by Graham Gatewood, Assisted by Seamus Green

  • La Vie Boheme/Seasons of Love Mash-up from Rent - Directed by Gus Calhoun

Saturday April 29 at 7pm features: 

  • The Rehearsal - Directed by Owen Leavitt and Haley Polfliet 

  • Backstage - Written and Directed by Wendy Keane and Charlotte Shaffer

  • 3 Tales of D&D - Written and Directed by Halia Beutel

Tickets are on sale at Ticketleap. We reduced prices and expect each night's performance to be 1 hour and 15 minutes so that people could come to both nights. Our Greenies are so excited about the shows we are doing and are really proud of our seniors finishing our season strong.

Ron Bowden

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Clare McConville

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Cher Schwartz

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